Keokuk Police Department

  • Agency: Keokuk Police Department
  • Address: 1222 Johnson St, Keokuk, 52632 IA
  • Chief: Tom Crew (Chief of Police)
Phone: 319-524-2741
Fax: 319-524-6221

Keokuk Police Department is located at 1222 Johnson St, Keokuk, 52632 IA. The Chief of Police of the department is Tom Crew. The Keokuk Police Department phone number is 319-524-2741.

Keokuk Police Department News

We'd like to thank the church family at Living Waters Assembly of God for bringing in the pastries for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!

Officers of the Keokuk Police Department participated in their 3rd Annual “No Shave November” Fundraiser. Traditionally; officers have been allowed to have a mustache without any other facial hair. With a donation to Stand Up To Cancer, they were able to grow facial hair during the month of November. We will donate $700.00 to Stand Up To Cancer, in honor of the people in our community that have dealt with many types of cancer. Stand Up To Cancer is a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. “This is where the end of cancer begins: when we unite in one unstoppable movement and Stand Up To Cancer.” –

Seat Belts Save Lives – Fasten Yours!

At approximately 10:30 this morning Lee County Communications phone lines went down. They are working with their providers to get service restored. The public is advised to call 911 for services at this time.

Within the last couple of weeks there have been a couple vehicles stolen within the city limits of Keokuk. In both cases the keys were left inside the vehicle. We want to remind citizens to remove the keys from your vehicle as it is against the law to leave your keys inside of a vehicle, Iowa Code 321.362. It has been the experience of KPD officers that 99% of vehicle thefts within the city limits of Keokuk are due to keys left in the vehicle.

The Keokuk Police Department, through its Little Red Basket program, put on the annual Halloween First Stop at the River City Mall on October 31, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Funds from the Little Red Basket provided approximately $4,500.00 towards the purchase of candy. Wal-Mart in Keokuk provided an additional $500.00 worth of candy; which brought the total dollar amount of candy handed out in 2017 to $5,000. During First Stop, employees of the Keokuk Police Department, their families, and students from Konnections at the Keokuk High School, handed out candy to children from Keokuk and the surrounding area. Special thanks to Officer Brad Johnson for organizing the event and to the students from Konnections for volunteering their time to help out.

We're hiring! The Keokuk Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Police Officer. Applications can be picked up at the following locations: Keokuk Police Department, 1222 Johnson Street, Keokuk Keokuk City Hall, 415 Blondeau Street, Keokuk They can be picked up between the hours of 8am – 4pm Monday through Friday; or you can print an application from our website:

We had some visitors from Keokuk Christian Academy's pre-school class come tour the police department this morning. Thanks for coming by!

Detective Whitaker went to River Hills Village yesterday and did a presentation on Financial Scams for their Assisted Living Lunch N Learn.

Residents, we have been getting several reports of vehicle burglaries in the Boulevard Rd., Yoder St., Eicher St., Park Lane, and Windsor Heights areas. If you notice that your vehicle has been broken into please call 319-524-3131. We have some property that has been turned into the station that we believe is from some of these burglaries. We cannot stress enough to keep your vehicles and residences locked up. Items like small amounts of change, cell phones, chargers, laptops, and in some instances even firearms have been taken by burglars. Firearms owners please know that a vehicle is not the place for overnight storage. The majority of our burglary cases have been simply due to suspects knowing that the victim(s) do not lock their vehicles or residences.

We remember everyone we lost on 9/11.

Keokuk's annual Halloween First Stop is going to be held Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the River City Mall.

Just a friendly reminder that Johnson Street from the 800 - 1200 blocks will be closed starting today through Monday, August 28 for the BIG DAM STREET FESTIVAL.

For the safety of the students at Keokuk Middle School we ask that those that are picking up and dropping off students to not make u-turns in front of the school. BACK TO SCHOOL TIME! A reminder from Iowa DOT on what is required from motorist when approaching a stopped school bus. With school starting back up Keokuk Police officers will be out patrolling school zones. Here are some tips when driving near a school zone: • Watch for children walking or bicycling (both on the road and the sidewalk) in areas near a school. • Watch for children playing and gathering near bus stops. Watch for children arriving late for the bus, who may dart into the street without looking for traffic. • Watch for children walking or biking to school when backing up (out of a driveway or leaving a garage).

On Saturday, August 5, 2017 officers from the Keokuk Police Department participated in the Back to School Festival at Trinity United Methodist Church here in Keokuk. Thanks to the United Way of the Great River Region and the Trinity United Methodist Church for putting on this event.

We had visitors from Kai, Japan stop by the police department this afternoon as part of the Keokuk Sister Cities Association, Inc. tour.

The Keokuk Police Department is requesting the public's help in identifying the subject in the following photos. If you have any information regarding this subject please contact Officer Johnson at 319-524-2741 ext. 341.

Thank you everyone that sent messages and called trying to help identify the subjects in a earlier post.

Just a friendly reminder that all drivers on Iowa roadways are prohibited from writing, reading or sending text messages while driving a motor vehicle unless the motor vehicle is at a complete stop and off the traveled portion of the roadway. This restriction does not apply to the use of electronic equipment which is permanently installed in a motor vehicle or to a portable device which is operated through permanently installed equipment. The provision of the law does not prohibit the use of a global positioning or navigation system.

Look Before You Lock is an initiative to not leave children in hot vehicles. Attached are some safety tips from regarding this initiative.