Council Bluffs Police Department

  • Agency: Council Bluffs Police Department
  • Address: 227 S. Sixth St., Council Bluffs, 51503 IA
  • Chief: Keith A Mehlin (Chief of Police)
Phone: (712) 328-4701

Council Bluffs Police Department is located at 227 S. Sixth St., Council Bluffs, 51503 IA. The Chief of Police of the department is Keith A Mehlin. The Council Bluffs Police Department phone number is (712) 328-4701.

Council Bluffs Police Department News

A guy who stabbed a dog led Police to the discovery of his marijuana grow operation.

The Council Bluffs Police Department has a possible suspect vehicle in regards to an armed robbery on October 27th. Anyone possibly having information on the Robbery is encouraged to call CID at (712) 328-4728 or Crime Stoppers at (712) 328-7867.

After just over 30 years of service with the Council Bluffs Police Department, Officer Keith Longnecker is retiring. During his career he had spent around 7 1/2 years in the Criminal Investigations Division and 3 1/2 years as a School Resource Officer. Today was Keith's last day with the Department. Thank your for your service Keith. Feel free to wish Keith well as he starts his way into retirement.

On Saturday October 28, 2017 the Council Bluffs Police Department participated in its 15th “Operation Medicine Cabinet” DEA sponsored National Drug Take Back Event. As a result of this event 353 people anonymously dropped off their unused, expired prescription or over the counter drugs which resulted in 594 pounds of miscellaneous pharmaceuticals being turned in. To date, the Departments “Operation Medicine Cabinet” events have resulted in 5,540 pounds of miscellaneous pharmaceuticals being collected and over 3,075 individuals participating. The Department’s success with these events would not be possible without the collaboration of several community organizations, volunteers, and the Council Bluffs Recycling center.

Here is an updated Press Release with the names released from the Fatality accident on I-29.

Here is a Press Release in regards to a Fatality traffic accident around the 54mm of I-29.

Here is the Press Release regarding the Fatality Accident at Lake Manawa this morning.

PLEASE SHARE: Can you help us locate Warren Dettman, 63 years old? His family is worried for his safety. See the details in the press release below! If located, please call (712)328-5737. Thank you!

Narrative: **Update 10-25-17** The Council Bluffs Police Department Criminal Investigations Division concluded their investigation of the Robbery that took place in the area of 204 South 10th Street in Council Bluffs, Iowa on 10-23-17 at approximately 10:15 pm. During this investigation detectives listed Renante Perry as the offender in the Robbery and issued an arrest warrant for Robbery 1st on Renante Perry. On 10-24-17 at 11:30 pm, 21 y/o Renante Perry of Omaha Nebraska was arrested in Omaha on a Probation Violation, by Nebraska State Probation and the Omaha Gang Unit. He is currently incarcerated in Douglas County Corrections.

Want to have a better knowledge of the Council Bluffs Police Department and what Police work is like in the City of Council Bluffs? If so, sign up for the next Citizens Police Academy. The dates have been set for the next 12 week class that will start on January 18th, 2018 and run every Thursday night through April 5th from 6:30-9 pm. The online application form can be found here: Apply early to reserve your spot in the class!

Don't be surprised if you see a Council Bluffs Police Officer in November that has a beard or goatee! The Council Bluffs Police Chief, along with the Mayor, will be allowing Officers to donate to the Wings of Hope Cancer Center and take part in No Shave November. So, starting October 28th and going through December 1st, we may have a little different appearance, but it will be a great fundraiser to support a cause that has affected most everyone, at some point in their lifetime. If you would like to sponsor one of the Department's Officers, feel free to drop off a donation in Police Record's where it will go directly to the Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center!

This Saturday is the day to get rid of your unused or expired prescription medication with no questions asked!

On 10/23/17 at about 1345 hrs, Officers arrested 2 individuals on outstanding warrants after a brief standoff.

Big thanks to the Community In Action Christian Fellowship for stopping by the courthouse with a fantastic lunch for our officers and their families. If you have not yet heard about this church, their Pastor Dan Stuck is one of our Police Chaplains and he and his congregation do a lot of community service work for the homeless in Council Bluffs. They should be here for another hour and everyone is welcome!

Today the Council Bluffs Police Department was presented a check for $200 to go towards the K-9 Unit. Casey's General Store employees at 1030 Veterans Memorial Highway set a donation jar on the counter and over the past month the customers in our community made a donation. Once again, these acts among our community to show appreciation for local law enforcement do not go unnoticed and are truly appreciated.

The Council Bluffs Police Department is seeking help to from the public to identify the owner or occupants in this truck that was involved in an early morning shooting. If anyone recognizes the GMC or Chevy Z71 extended cab truck, please contact Crime Stoppers at (712) 328-STOP (7867). Please do not approach the truck or the occupants who should be considered armed and dangerous!

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is coming up on October 28th. Now is the time to round up all the expired or unused prescriptions and bring them down for safe and proper disposal. Event will be held rain or shine.

On 10/2/17 at approximately 10:45 pm, Council Bluffs Police Officers responded to a residence, in 2300 block of Avenue H, regarding a burglary to a vehicle which had just occurred. Officers located a 40 year old victim, Jeff Culley, who reported that he had interrupted an attempted burglary to one of his vehicles which had been parked in his driveway. The suspect attempted to flee the scene and Culley chased after him, with a physical altercation ensuing. During the struggle, the suspect stabbed Culley multiple times in the abdomen and was able to escape, fleeing from the area westbound on Avenue H, on foot. The wounds were not life threatening and the victim refused medical attention at the scene. The suspect is described as a male (unknown age or race), about 5’8” tall, 200 lbs, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. Anyone with information involving this or any other crimes is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (712)328‐STOP(7867).