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

Take it easy and give yourself a little extra time for the morning commute. Dangerous wind chills will develop throughout the day and Monday evening.

Friday Fact: Vehicles parked along the street are one of the most common citizen concerns received, especially when the vehicle is not moved for days or weeks. The Cedar Rapids Municipal Code says that "no person shall use the street or the area between the sidewalk and the curb or roadway for storage purposes, or to park vehicles for the purpose of displaying them for sale, or for the repairing of any vehicles except where it may be necessary to use same for a short time to make emergency repairs, provided the consent of the owner or tenant has been secured." Any vehicle parked upon any street or in the area between the sidewalk and the curb or roadway for a longer period of time than 48 hours shall constitute using the streets for storage and the Police Department may have the vehicle towed.

I-380 is resuming regular traffic at this time. Accident has been cleared.

Traffic accident I-380 SB near Wilson. Move to the right accident is on the inside lane. S curves are very slick, please slow down.

Traffic accident S/B I380 at Wilson Ave SW in the right lane. Please slow down and move over to allow emergency responders to perform their jobs. Right lane is closed.

Road conditions have deteriorated and become very icy. Some spots are not while most others are very slick. Please drive slow and give plenty of room to stop. Drive safe!

Firefighters are on the scene of a 2-alarm residential fire at 605 15th Street SE. The fire was reported at 1:59 p.m. and the duplex was found to be fully involved with fire upon firefighters' arrival. Please avoid the area so firefighters can conduct operations.

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.

Cedar Rapids Police are requesting the assistance from the public in id-ing burglary suspects. The suspects entered the same business no less than 4 times in the same vehicle. If you have any information please contact Officer Dunkelberger reference case # 2017-20878. Videos on FB

UPDATE - JANUARY 8, 2018 - Thank you to everyone that shared this video. Both suspects turned themselves into police last evening. Damien Scott Yeo, DOB/04-19-1995, age 22, of Atkins and Michael Lee Stoddard, DOB/12-06-1989, age 28, of Hiawatha have both been charged with Burglary-3rd Degree and Theft-3rd Degree. The suspects entered Thompson Truck & Trailer, 7820 6th Street SW, and are accused of stealing property valued at approximately $800. Disclaimer: Any arrest information included above is based on the legal conclusion that, as with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. @CR_Police are requesting the assistance from the public in id-ing burglary suspects. The suspects entered the same business no less than 4 times in the same vehicle. If you have any information please contact Officer Dunkelberger reference case # 2017-20878. This is the vehicle in which they arrived each time.

@CR_Police are requesting the assistance from the public in id-ing burglary suspects. The suspects entered the same business no less than 4 times in the same vehicle. If you have any information please contact Officer Dunkelberger reference case # 2017-20878.

Had a great morning working with these service dogs from the Puppy Jake Foundation. These puppies-in-training will be partnered with wounded veterans.

Are you expecting a baby and wondering if your car seat is installed correctly? Or thinking about turning your child from rear-facing to forward-facing? Or maybe now you think your big kid is ready to use a booster seat or the seat belt only? There are many certified child passenger safety technicians with Safe Kids Linn County who can answer these questions and would love to help you at their next car seat check event on Thursday, January 11th, 5:15-7:00pm. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 319-286-5434. For safety tips and information on upcoming safety events, visit the Safe Kids Linn County FB page. For more car seat information, check out this link: https://www.safekids.org/ultimate-car-seat-guide/ #CRYOUth

We were honored to be a part of this event this morning with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department. Thank you to the great dogs and their handlers at the Puppy Jake Foundation who provide service to wounded veterans. And thank you for all the veterans who have served our nation!

****UPDATE***** The non-emergency number is fully operational again. Non-emergency number for the City's Police Department is fully operational again. ********************************************************************************** The City is currently upgrading its telephone systems and the Police Department's non-emergency number, which is (319) 286-5491 may not be available. If the issue that you are attempting to call the non-emergency number can wait for a brief period of time, please call back later. However, if it is an urgent manner that could require a police or fire response, please call 911. We will update this post when the non-emergency number is operable. We do not anticipate a lengthy disruption to the phone service.

MEDIA RELEASE: Suspect Arrested for December 30th Shooting On Saturday, December 30, 2017, at 7:24 p.m. police officers responded to report of several shots fired in the 1600 block of Bever Avenue SE. Officers arrived on scene and found a 41-year old female that had sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim remains hospitalized. The gunshot wound doesn’t appear to be life-threatening. Investigators have identified Leon Tyrone Barnes, DOB/04-27-1991, age 26, of Illinois, as a suspect in the shooting. The suspect has been in custody in Illinois on other charges and was extradited to the Linn County Jail on Wednesday afternoon. Barnes is being charged with Attempted Murder, Willful Injury – Causing Serious Injury, Going Armed with Intent, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Disclaimer: Any arrest information included above is based on the legal conclusion that, as with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Police officers responded to U.S. Bank at 129 16th Avenue SW at 11:47 a.m. this morning for the report of a bank robbery. A black male, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build, wearing a gray hoodie entered the bank and demanded cash. No weapon was displayed. Officers are investigating whether the suspect left the area on foot or by vehicle. No injuries were reported. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491.

Another water main break... Effective immediately, lane reductions for northbound and southbound traffic are in effect on Council Street NE at 51st Street NE due to a water main break. Northbound traffic on Council Street will be restricted from making left-hand turns onto 51st Street. Work is expected to take one week, weather permitting.

Effective immediately, northbound traffic on Edgewood Road NW will be reduced to one lane between O Avenue and Olde Hickory Ln, for water main repairs. Work is expected to take one week, weather permitting. The cold weather is hard on everyone and everything.

Accident highway 30 eastbound at I-380 interchanges. Left (inside) lane closed.

It is colder here in Iowa than it is in North Pole Alaska!! Be safe out there and remember to bundle up, charge your phone, & check your car before leaving the house. Go here for winter weather safety tips: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/duringstorm/outdoorsafety.html

Best wishes this new year from all of us!!

Enjoy yourself welcoming in the new year. **Remember to have a designated driver, call a cab, or utilize a ride sharing program.** CRPD is joining other agencies in the area stepping up traffic safety enforcement.

⚠️ Wind Chill Warning - bitter cold has arrived. Below zero temperatures and winds will combine for wind chills of 20 to 35 degrees below zero. This warning is in effect from Sunday, December 31st at 9 p.m. until Tuesday, January 2nd at Noon. Actual temperature is predicted to be near 20 degrees below zero on Sunday and Monday night. ❄️ Exposed skin can get frostbite in just 10 minutes in these conditions. Saturday morning update: Tow ban was lifted this morning. This allows tow truck operators to retrieve vehicles that were stalled or went into the ditch. Please be careful on area roadways.