Dubuque Police Department

  • Agency: Dubuque Police Department
  • Address: 770 Iowa St., Dubuque, 52004 IA
  • Chief:
Phone: 563.589.4410
Fax: 563.589.4497
Email:

Dubuque Police Department is located at 770 Iowa St., Dubuque, 52004 IA. The Dubuque Police Department phone number is 563.589.4410.

Dubuque Police Department News

A big thank you goes out to ten-year-old Tyler Carach and his mother Sheena, who stopped by this morning. Tyler is better known as the “Donut Boy” and he has made it his mission to thank police officers across the country by handing out donuts and thank you cards. Tyler has been doing this for over two years and has passed out over 70,000 donuts to officers across 41 states. You can check out Tyler’s story here: https://idonutneedareasontothankacop.com and I DONUT need a reason to THANK a cop, Inc. Tyler and his mother are from Florida so we showed off Eagle Point Park after the event and let him meet K-9 Eisen. Thanks also to our local Donut Boy bakery for supplying Tyler with his “power rings”…

Congratulations to Lieutenant Mike Schmit on his retirement. Lt. Schmit goes off duty for the last time at 7 PM tonight ending his thirty plus years of service with the Dubuque Police Department. Thanks Lt. Schmit for all you have done for DPD and the citizens of Dubuque. We wish you the best.

We just want to let the community know about some internal, department fundraisers we will be doing in November, as at least one will be pretty visible. The first fundraiser will be a No-Shave November where officers will be able to grow beards - something that normally isn't approved by policy. Participating Officers will pay an entry fee to get started and will have to pay a penalty if they shave before the end of the month. Not everyone is able to participate in the above or may choose not to participate, so staff came up with an alternate event so everyone can help raise funds. We will be having a Bake-Off later in the month. Participants will pay to enter their delicacies, and others will vote on the winners with their dollars as votes! At the end of the month we will be splitting the funds raised between Live Like Jack and Hospice of Dubuque, two local groups who have special places in our hearts. You may also see Live Like Jack pins on officers uniforms during November as a visible sign of the fund raiser. So if you see some officers sporting beards and/or wearing the Live Like Jack pins, know that they are doing it for good causes. Before anyone gives me grief - Yes, I will be donating to the No-Shave fund raiser, but no, I will not be growing a beard (or head hair) in November. I look like a dog with mange when I don't shave. Instead I will do my part by sampling all of the Bake-Off entries!!! ~ Chief

Please help us keep this year’s Halloween Parade safe! The parade starts at 6:30 PM, we would like all cars moved off the parade route by 6:00 PM. If cars have not been removed by the start of the parade they will be towed at owner’s expense. The parade starts at Jackson Park, moves south down Main St to 9th St., 9th St. to Iowa St., Iowa St. to 5th St., and 5th St. to Locust, ending at Washington Park.

Police are seeking assistance in identifying a subject who allegedly shoplifted merchandise from Hy-Vee, 3500 Dodge St in Dubuque. The incident occurred on 10/12/18 at approximately 6:00 PM. The suspect is possibly associated with a Chevy Spark. If you have information please submit it at www.cityofdubuque.org/ID4PD.

The Dubuque Police Protective Association (DPPA) would like to thank the citizens of the Dubuque area and local businesses for making this year’s Shop with a Cop program a success for the seventh straight year! We would also like to thank Target and their employees for helping with the event and Key Services for their fundraising efforts. With the generous donations received this year, the DPPA was able to take nearly 100 kids shopping for clothing and school supplies. The youth that participated were selected for their respectful behavior, hard work and good character. The DPPA members look forward to this event every year. It gives the officers a chance to reach out to community, share some laughs and have fun shopping. Once again, The Dubuque Police Protective Association wants to thank everyone for making this event possible.

Ever thought about joining one of the best police departments in the Midwest? We are looking for people who want to be a part of a team that loves our city and will do whatever it takes to serve and protect the people of it. On January 26, 2019, we will be holding a civil service examination and physical fitness test. If you are interested (or know anyone who is), click on the link below, and please provide us with your contact information. We will send you the Civil Service Examination Packet (Civil Service Application, test dates/times, informational materials, etc.) when it becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact the City of Dubuque Personnel Office at 563-589-4125 or citypers@cityofdubuque.org. https://www.cityofdubuque.org/FormCenter/Personnel-24/Public-Safety-Recruitment-Contact-Inform-237 #DPDfamily

Thanks to everyone who have sent us applications on Facebook! Just make sure you go to our webpage and submit your contact information at www.cityofdubuque.org/employment so we can notify you when the civil service exam becomes available.

Police are seeking assistance in identifying subjects who allegedly shoplifted merchandise from Walmart, 4200 Dodge St, in Dubuque. The incident occurred on 09/13/18 at approximately 1:45 PM. The suspects are possibly associated with a black Ford Edge. If you have information please submit it at www.cityofdubuque.org/ID4PD.

Police are seeking assistance in identifying subjects who allegedly shoplifted merchandise from Walmart, 4200 Dodge St, in Dubuque. The incident occurred on 08/30/18 at approximately 3:30 PM. The suspects are possibly associated with black SUV with Wisconsin plates. If you have information please submit it at www.cityofdubuque.org/ID4PD.

PRESS RELEASE: On October 11, 2018, at approximately 0551 hours, the Dubuque Police Department responded to the Hardee’s restaurant at 4860 Asbury Rd on the report of a robbery. Two employees were preparing to open the restaurant when a masked male entered the store, displayed a handgun and assaulted Angela D. Wissing, age 43, of Dubuque. The suspect then took money from a safe. Wissing received minor injuries. Using the witness description and traffic cameras, a suspect was developed. William Arthur Brown, age 40, of Dubuque was located at his residence and eventually admitted to perpetrating the robbery. William Brown was charged with Robbery 1st degree (a class B felony). The investigation also revealed the other employee, Mary Ann Brown, age 37, of Dubuque had worked in concert with her husband to commit the robbery. Mary Brown was also charged with Robbery 1st degree. Additionally, William and Mary Brown were charged with Child Endangerment (aggravated misdemeanor) for leaving a young child unattended at home, while perpetrating the offense. If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415. You can also submit tips anonymously online at www.cityofdubuque.org/police or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at www.cityofdubuque.org/MyDBQ. As with any criminal case, the charges filed are allegations and any suspects are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Police are seeking assistance in identifying a subject who was allegedly involved in a residential burglary on 09/28/18. The suspect is possibly associated with a SUV which may be red or orange in color, and has a sunroof. If you have information please submit it at www.cityofdubuque.org/ID4PD.

Police are seeking assistance in identifying a subject who allegedly stole a bicycle from the 700 block of Rhomgerg Ave in Dubuque. The incident occurred on 09/17/18 at approximately 08:08 AM. If you have information please submit it at www.cityofdubuque.org/ID4PD.

Friendly reminder that the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) will be conducted tomorrow October 3rd. The WEA test will start at 1:18 pm CDT followed by EAS at 1:20 pm CDT. No action is required, it is only a test. To read more about these two emergency alert systems, visit https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test

Police are seeking assistance in identifying three subjects who allegedly shoplifted merchandise from Shopko, 255 JFK Rd in Dubuque. The incident occurred on 08/18/18 at approximately 5:00 PM. If you have information please submit it at www.cityofdubuque.org/ID4PD.

Last night several burglaries were reported in the 1600-1800 blocks of Lincoln Ave, the 1300-2000 blocks of Garfield Ave and 2300 block of Shiras Ave. We are seeking surveillance from citizens who live in this area that may have captured the suspects. If you have surveillance footage you wish to share, please contact Inv. Ray at aray@cityofdubuque.org. Thank you.

If you see Dubuque Police officers wearing a splash of a different color in the coming weeks, it's for a good reason. Officers are authorized to wear pink badges or pink ribbon support pins on their uniforms in the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to honor survivors, those who fought with courage but lost their battle, and those yet to face their battle. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is about awareness, detection, education, and support, and the DPD is happy to particpate in this small way.

The issues at Senior HS yesterday had alot of us concerned and talking about those concerns. I can assure you, your police officers have a vested interest in making our schools safe, as many of us are parents with kids who attend school in Dubuque. DPD officers and Dubuque Community School District staff worked on this case non-stop from yesterday morning until late last night. This all started because a student was brave enough to report another student had a gun at school. The point is, we could not effectively do our job without you, without your trust, and without your partnerships. Thank you Dubuque!! #seesomethingsaysomething

Earlier tonight we identified the source of the threat made to Dubuque Senior High School. A student was found to be in possession of the phone used to make the anonymous call into dispatch. The Dubuque Community School District was immediately notified. We will continue to maintain an elevated police presence at Dubuque Senior tomorrow. The investigation is ongoing.

On 09/24/18 at approximately 10:46 AM a student at Senior High School reported that Jason Jashawn Gardner, 17, of Dubuque, had a gun in a backpack. School administration and the School Resource Officer located Gardner and recovered the backpack from a locker. An unloaded handgun was located in the backpack. Gardner was charged as an adult with Carrying Weapons on School Grounds, a Class D Felony. A Class D felony carries a maximum sentence of 5 years. Gardner is being held in the Dubuque County Jail awaiting a court appearance. Shortly after Gardner’s arrest, Senior High School staff reported two juveniles were trespassing on school grounds. The juveniles fled before officers arrived on scene. Police maintained a heavy presence at the school for the rest of the day and continued to search for the two juveniles who had trespassed. Towards the end of the school day a suspicious vehicle was observed in the parking lot and it fled when approached by officers. Police believed the juveniles in question were in the suspicious vehicle. Officers asked for an external lockdown of the building until the suspicious vehicle and its passengers could be located. The vehicle was located a short time later, at approximately, 1:55 PM in the 700 block of W. Locust. The driver advised she dropped passengers off in the area of University and Asbury. Officers checked that area and located the two juvenile subjects who had trespassed at Senior High School earlier in the day. Both juveniles were charged with Trespassing and were placed in detention by Juvenile Court Services. The investigation is ongoing. At this point, there is no evidence that the two incidents are tied together, but investigators are exploring all options. Early this evening a call was placed to police dispatch from an unknown caller. The caller made a threat of violence to Senior High School. Based on all threat-determination protocols, there is no indication that this threat is credible. In light of today’s events, we will maintain a heavy police presence at Senior High School tomorrow. As with any criminal case, the charges filed are allegations and any suspects are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415 or Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or 563-588-0714 (if the information leads to an arrest, the caller is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000). You can also submit tips anonymously online at www.cityofdubuque.org/police or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at www.cityofdubuque.org/MyDBQ.

Thanks for the great picture Molly! Tell this young man to come see us any time he'd like!

You may have noticed but there are some major infrastructure projects going on downtown. There will be lots of equipment, workers, and road/lane closures (particularly on White St). We are asking that you be patient and, if possible, find another route. Please understand, we won't be able to make traffic move any faster. Pay attention if you are traveling these routes.

Come check us out tonight at the Dubuque City Expo (4 to 7 pm at the Five Flags Center). If you come early, you'll get to meet the author of our humorous Facebook posts.

Police are seeking assistance in identifying two subjects who allegedly forced open a vending machine and stole the money inside. The incident occurred at the Super 8, 2730 Dodge St, in Dubuque on 08/25/18 around 10:20 PM. The subjects are possibly associated with a blue Chevy truck that had a white barrel in the bed. If you have information please submit it at www.cityofdubuque.org/ID4PD.