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

Aside from Sgt Ted Roberts receiving the award for the Council Bluffs Police Department, also given the award by the Noon Rotary Club of Council Bluffs was Dave Shields with the Council Bluffs Fire Department and Sgt. Jason LeMaster accepting the award on behalf of Deputy Mark Burbridge. Congratulations to all the award recipients!

On May 31st, the Noon Rotary presented an award to Sgt. Ted Roberts for Noon Rotary Officer of the Year. Sgt. Roberts was nominated for this award for a variety of reasons, his years of service and commitment to the Department and his fellow Officers. One thing that has stood out is that Ted has been a part of our Defensive Tactics program for the Police Department for the past 16 years. However, over the last few years and being head of the program, he has taken it to a new level by designing, coordinating and implementing a measurable standard for his cadre of instructors and for each member of the department. Sgt. Roberts has effectively integrated more reality based and decision-making based training for all our sworn staff. Additionally, Sgt. Roberts did this in addition to his regular assignments as a sergeant in Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigations. We often talk about and point to the legacy that each of us has an opportunity to build throughout our lives and in our careers. In this case, Sgt. Roberts has made personal investments in each of our sworn officers, in our culture, and in the quality of the service that we will provide for years and years to come. Feel free to congratulate Sgt. Ted Roberts on a well deserved award!

The Council Bluffs Police Department's Traffic Unit is attempting to locate a couple of vehicles that were involved in separate hit and run accidents. The first vehicle is a white Kia that was in an hit and run around I-29 and Nebraska Ave. It should have a decent amount of damage. ***The plates on the vehicle do not match the vehicle**** The second vehicle is possibly a mid-2000's Pontiac Montana and should have damage to the passenger side as a result of the hit and run accident at Walmart on North 16th. We ask that you do not approach these vehicles or the occupants. If you know where these vehicles or drivers may be located at, please call Officer A. Kozisek with the Traffic Unit at 712-890-5181. Thank you.

This will be a significant 2 week lane closure on I-80, in Omaha, that will affect westbound traffic out of Council Bluffs and the I-80 corridor; especially during rush hour times. Please plan accordingly and allow extra time for your travels!!

UPDATE: The water has subsided quite a bit and South 35th Steeet was just reopened. Barricades and cones are blocking the water main. Please use caution when traveling through either direction as Council Bluffs Water Works personnel are still on scene finishing up repairs. Thanks to everyone for their patience. Drive safely!

ATTENTION MOTORISTS: Due to a water main break, we have temporarily closed traffic in both directions on South 35th Street from 12th Avenue to Nebraska Avenue. Council Bluffs Water Works is on location working to make repairs. Please use an alternate route, if you can. Officers are directing traffic near Nebraska Avenue for those who need to get to the hotels along South 35th St. Thank you!

The Council Bluffs Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is seeking assistance in identifying the female in the pictures. If you can help identify her, please call Crimestoppers at 712-328-7867 or 712-890-5224.

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to BBQ for Blue at Community of Christ Church. Some great people help make this event possible and also cook up some great food. The total taken in from the free will offering was $1400! That money will be donated to Officer Dan Stuck and his family, to help with the medical expenses for his wife, who is fighting lung cancer. Again, thank you to all who make this event possible every year!

Here are some pictures from the Police Memorial Service. Thank you to all who were able to make out for the event!

This Harley was stolen on 5-4-18 from the Harrah's Sports Complex on Richard Downing . If you see it around please call Pottawattamie County Communications at 712-328-5737, to report the location. If you have information in regards to the theft, please call Detective John Huey at 712-890-5168. Thank you.

Please join your local law enforcement this Thursday night as we show special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

Here is the latest Press Release for the Officer involved shooting.

Today, marks the 1 year anniversary for Deputy Mark Burbridge, who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Pottawattamie County. In honor of Mark's life and memory; flags at the Pottawattamie County Courthouse will be flown at half-staff. Additionally, in honor of Deputy Burbridge and National Police Memorial Week officers of the Council Bluffs Police Department will wear black mourning bands through May 20th. Thank you for your service, Deputy Mark Burbridge. You will not be forgotten.

Alexander Klement was officially sworn in yesterday for the Council Bluffs Police Department. Alex graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 2012, attended Morningside College from 2012-2014 and is currently attending UNO. Alex was previously employed at the Kellogg Company. Welcome to the Department Ofc. Alexander Klement!

Zachary Fauble was officially sworn in yesterday for the Council Bluffs Police Department. Zach graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 2008 and received a Certificate in Automotive Technology from Universal Technical Institute of Chicago in 2010. Zach is currently a part of the National Guard 1057 MP Company and has been since 2016. Zach was previously a Service Advisor for Edwards Subaru. Welcome to the Department Ofc. Zachary Fauble!

Nathan Classe, was officially sworn in yesterday for the Council Bluffs Police Department. Nathan graduated Creighton Prep High School in 2012 and attended UNO; where he worked towards a degree in Criminal Justice. Nathan has also a part of the Army Reserve MP 530th from 2013 to present and was most recently working Security at Nebraska Furniture Mart. Welcome to the Department Ofc. Nathan Classe!