Police Department

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The Charles City Police Department serves a community of approximately 7,600 residents in north central Iowa.

The Police Department is made up of 14 sworn officers who hold titles of Chief, Captain, 1st Lieutenant, 2nd Lieutenant, Investigator   and Public Safety Officer. There are seven Police Reserve Officer positions and one civilian position of Administrative Assistant. 
Department responsibilities include: 

  • prevention, detection, and investigation of crime
  • enforcement of city ordinances
  • education on crime prevention and safety issues
  • security for community events
  • investigation of public housing violations
  • welfare and security checks for businesses and individuals

The Police Department considers enforcement of the law only part of our role within the community. the officers are very involved in community activities.  


Access our Daily Police Activity Record here.

Dog License information and applications here

Parade Permits, Street Closing Requests, and Citizen Complaint Forms available here.

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