Cedar Rapids Police Department

  • Agency: Cedar Rapids Police Department
  • Address: 505 1st Street SW, Cedar Rapids, 52404 IA
  • Chief: Dick Stephens (Acting Chief of Police)

Cedar Rapids Police Department is located at 505 1st Street SW, Cedar Rapids, 52404 IA. The Acting Chief of Police of the department is Dick Stephens. The Cedar Rapids Police Department phone number is (319) 286-5529.

Cedar Rapids Police Department News

Are you retired or planning for retirement? Stop by the Thrive Expo at Hotel Kirkwood today until 3pm. The CRPD, Cedar Rapids Fire Department, and Better Business Bureau are here with safety information and would love to talk with you! This is a free event and open to the public.

We responded to an incident on Sunday evening near Memorial Drive and Bever Avenue SE in which a 7-year old and 10-year old said that a white van slowed down and the two occupants were watching them. The kids felt like the two individuals were going to do something bad, ran away back towards home, and told their mother. This incident was reported to police and the van was not located. The children did the right thing by telling a grownup about the incident. We do not have any information to substantiate that this was an attempted abduction. Nevertheless, we have continued a police patrol presence in the neighborhood as we want to make sure that citizens feel safe. In addition to teaching children how to recognize and handle dangerous situations and strangers, there are a few more things parents can do to help their children stay safe and avoid dangerous situations. * Know where your children are at all times. Make it a rule that your children must ask permission or check in with you before going anywhere. Give your children your work and cell phone numbers so they can reach you at all times. *Point out safe places. Show your children safe places to play, safe roads and paths to take, and safe places to go if there’s trouble. *Teach children to trust their instincts. Explain that if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable, they should get away as fast as they can and tell an adult. Tell them that sometimes adults they know may make them feel uncomfortable, and they should still get away as fast as possible and tell another adult what happened. Reassure children that you will help them when they need it. *Teach your children to be assertive. Make sure they know that it’s okay to say no to an adult and to run away from adults in dangerous situations. *Encourage your children to play with others. There’s safety in numbers! Please share this important information with others.

Accident on Boyson rd West of C ave NE. Road is blocked. One driver received minor injury. Other uninjured. There was a small fire that was extinguished by a citizen.

We're out at Red Robin, 4625 1st Ave. SE, participating in Tip-a-Cop! Stop by and say hi, have lunch, and leave a donation for Special Olympics!! We'll be here until 3pm.

We'll be out at Red Robin in Cedar Rapids today 11am-3pm. Stop by for lunch and leave a donation for Special Olympics! #tipacop

The Cedar Rapids Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. If you are interested in joining the Police Department’s mission to actively involve everyone in a team effort to serve, protect, and prevent crime and disorder, as well as provide a safe and secure community in an effective and efficient manner, you are encouraged to apply. Police Officer positions are full-time and offer an opportunity to serve the community. The Cedar Rapids Police Department is taking applications from Friday, October 13, 2017 through Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. Applications can be accessed by visiting the Cedar Rapids Police website at www.cedar-rapids.org/police. There are computers available at both Cedar Rapids libraries and one computer available at the Cedar Rapids Police Department for those interested in applying who do not have access to a computer. Starting salary for Police Officer positions is $52,499 annually, along with a City of Cedar Rapids benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits. The Cedar Rapids Police Department is looking for those interested in serving and making a difference in the community. Please visit the Police Department’s website at www.cedar-rapids.org/police for a comprehensive list of required qualifications, salary and benefit information, and the application. The application and all documents must be received by the Cedar Rapids Police Department no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018. No exceptions will be made.

Thank you to Gabriel and Andrew for visiting the Police Department booth at the City of Cedar Rapids Iowa Government Open House this evening. A couple of great young men that want to be police officers some day!

Dog-gone it, we need your help! The annual Aftermath K9 Grant is back and better than ever! This year they are awarding a total of $15,000 in grants to help support local law enforcement officers and their K9 units across the country. The grant can be used in a variety of ways: creation of a K9 unit, canine acquisition, maintenance, purchase of safety equipment, and/or officer training. We need your vote to help fund our K9 program! Voting is now open! The five departments with the most votes will be awarded grants in the following denominations: 1st Place - $5,000 2nd Place - $4,000 3rd Place - $3,000 4th Place - $2,000 5th Place - $1,000

The CRPD will be handing out goodies to trick-or-treaters at the Sunner Memorial Park (corner of Valor Way and 7th Ave. SW) on Halloween! Stop by between 4:30 and 6:30pm and look for the pink police car! #CRYOUth

Tuesday, October 17th informational message: City of Cedar Rapids Iowa Government Email service is currently not working. There is NO disruption to 911 or non-emergency calls to our dispatch center. Email service disruption is estimated to be restored by Noon. UPDATE: Email service has been restored. 10:30 AM on 10/17/2017

Cedar Rapids Police Officer Justin Kaczinski presented Shane Kelchen with items from police departments throughout the country, including challenge coins, T-shirts, hats, patches, and business cards. Shane’s Dad is Anamosa Police Department Officer Mitch Kelchen, who was killed in a vehicle accident on September 2nd while off-duty. There was a memorial ride held yesterday to honor Officer Kelchen and his family. As you may have seen in some media reports, Shane had a large collection of business cards from various law enforcement officers that were destroyed and the community (and nation) rallied together to help build a new collection. Cedar Rapids Police Officers were honored to be able to help.

2nd accident southbound I-380 @ Wright brothers. Lanes are blocked. Traffic must exit at Wright brothers Blvd. One person has minor injuries.

Single vehicle accident. I-380 southbound at the rest area. No one injured. Traffic is backed up to Wright brothers Blvd.

We didn't ask our dispatch staff for permission to post this because we knew that they would tell us that they didn't do it for any attention, but rather to show support for colleagues. However, we are pretty proud of their peer-to-peer support and think it's worth sharing the type of employees that you have answering 911 calls in Linn County: Dispatchers from Cedar Rapids Police Department, Linn County Sheriff's Office, and Marion Police Department (Iowa) donated their own money and decided to get a Peace Lily and a keepsake item for Las Vegas public safety dispatchers. They enclosed a note that said, "We are thinking of you during this time." Delivery is set for tomorrow. #VegasStrong

CRPD is proud to have been a part of this.

Congratulations to the 5 graduates of the 45th Basic Cedar Rapids Regional Academy. Graduating from the CRPD included Dale Dellimore, Kyzer Moore, Benjamin Pritchard, and Melinda Rauwolf. Jonathan Ron graduated and represents the Eastern Iowa Airport. Benjamin Pritchard was recognized for all three of the Awards presented, including Academic, Physical Fitness, and Top Gun. Mayor Pro Tem Justin Shields administered the Oath of Office. Special guests pinned badges on the officers. Keynote speaker was United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa Peter Deegan, Jr. Police Chief Wayne Jerman and Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner also delivered remarks and presented Academy Certificates.

Sarah wins the snow plow competition! It was close but our police investigator outplowed and outlasted her Cedar Rapids RoughRiders competition! Thank you to City of Johnston Government public works employee Tim Mentele who coached Sarah through the obstacle course and on to 1st Place. City of Cedar Rapids Iowa Government City Manager Jeff Pomeranz was in attendance and proud of the way she represented the City of Cedar Rapids and Police Department!

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders join CRPD's Sarah Lacina as guest celebrity drivers during the State APWA (American Public Works Association) Snow Plow Roadeo competition. We'll see how they do driving a snow plow!

Thank you to everyone that attended Coffee with a Cop this morning. We met some incredible ladies from FiredUP for Single Moms.

We had a great group of law enforcement officers at the airport to welcome our veterans home from the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight tonight!

The Cedar Rapids Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of the 45th Basic Cedar Rapids Regional Police Academy. The public is invited to attend the graduation ceremony that will be held at Cedar Rapids Public Library, Downtown Branch at 450 5th Avenue SE, Whipple Auditorium, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6th. A reception will be held in Beems Auditorium “A” following the ceremony. Graduates include: Cedar Rapids Police Department: Dale Daniel Dellimore Kyzer Kip Moore Benjamin Ross Pritchard Melinda Jean Rauwolf Eastern Iowa Airport: Jonathan Ron The Cedar Rapids Regional Police Academy began on June 12th and concludes with the Graduation Ceremony on October 6th. The Academy includes 17 weeks of basic training for police recruits.

The pink police car will be parked out front of the Cedar Rapids Police Department, 505 1st St. SW, at different times throughout the month of October for photos.

The CRPD pink police car led the Especially For You Race Against Breast Cancer this morning! The CRPD had a team again this year. We invited our friend, Finn, and his Mom to join our team. Finn adores police officers, firefighters, and members of the military. He was able to meet several police officers during the walk and even stood by the pink police car! #CRYOUth

CRPD is once again leading the EFY Race/walk with our pink squad car thanks to Cassill Motors!!!

When the games are over, don't drive! Pick a designated driver, call a cab, or ride share app.