Hiawatha Police Department

  • Agency: Hiawatha Police Department
  • Address: 101 Emmons St, Hiawatha, 52233 IA
  • Chief: Dennis Marks (Chief of Police)
Phone: 319-393-1212
Fax: 319-294-9878

Hiawatha Police Department is located at 101 Emmons St, Hiawatha, 52233 IA. The Chief of Police of the department is Dennis Marks. The Hiawatha Police Department phone number is 319-393-1212.

Hiawatha Police Department News

Our new speed trailer has arrived! The first location it will be is on Emmons Street directly across from Hiawatha Elementary. It becomes obvious in the video when this driver can see the visual speed display. Please slow down and make our streets a little safer.

A big thanks to the residents and staff of the Hiawatha Care Center for thinking of the Police Department on this 9/11 anniversary. The pizza was excellent!

The school year is fast approaching! Please take a few minutes to review how we all have a part in making this a successful and safe beginning to the school year.

Butter Burgers and Badges fundraiser for the Special Olympics of Iowa until 8pm this evening. Officers will be delivering orders table side and accepting donations for the event. Culver’s will also donate $1 from the sale of all concrete mixers purchased to the Special Olympics of Iowa. Come visit us and help support the Special Olympics of Iowa.

Join us tonight!

With the Fourth of July fast approaching please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our city ordinance pertaining to the use of fireworks. 41.12 ILLEGAL USE OF FIREWORKS. 1. A person, firm, partnership, or corporation who sells consumer fireworks to a person who is less than eighteen years of age commits a simple misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars. A person who is less than eighteen years of age who purchases consumer fireworks commits a simple misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars. 2. A person age eighteen or older may use or explode consumer fireworks during the following designated times: July 4th from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. December 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on January 1. 3. A person who uses or explodes consumer fireworks or novelties while the use of such devices is prohibited or limited by an ordinance adopted by the City in which the fireworks are used commits a simple misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars...... Please be considerate of your neighbors and only shoot fireworks off in the designated window of time. We will be actively issuing citations ($250 minimum) for any use outside of the authorized time frame.

Do you recognize these subjects in the red and teal colored shirts? If you recognize either please contact the HPD at 319-393-1212, contact CrimeStoppers at 800-CS-CRIME, or visit the CrimeStoppers website at linncountycrimestoppers.com to submit a tip.

Do you recognize these subjects? If you recognize either please contact the HPD at 319-393-1212, contact CrimeStoppers at 800-CS-CRIME, or visit the CrimeStoppers website at linncountycrimestoppers.com to submit a tip. **UPDATE** With your help sharing this photo, we were able to identify the two individuals. Thank you!

The Snow Ordinance will be in effect beginning at 11pm Friday Night. Parking tickets will begin promptly at 11:30 pm Parking tickets will be $25 each. Towing will begin promptly at 4:30 am Saturday morning. Please help us clear our roads by doing your part and parking vehicles off the street.

If you sustained a financial loss as a victim of a scam that involved Western Union between January 4th 2004 and January 19th 2017 please follow the link below from the Federal Trade Commission. The link provides instruction for filing a claim to recover your loss and the deadline for filing a claim is approaching (May 31 2018). If you have questions, please contact us at 319-393-1212. https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/western-union-settlement-faqs

Beginning at noon today the Snow Ordinance is in effect for Hiawatha. No parking is allowed on city streets until the snow has ceased to fall and the roadway is cleared. Your assistance is appreciated.

This past December the police department had the opportunity to be a part of a very moving act of kindness. We were approached by a local anonymous donor. The donor wanted to fund a Secret Santa Program for the Hiawatha Police Department. The basic concept was discussed and a plan was formed. Each officer was given new, crisp $100 bills. The officers were told to explain the program and give the money to people who may be going through a rough stretch or could otherwise just benefit from an act of kindness. Realizing the holiday season is a stressful time was the perfect opportunity for this type of program. For the month of December officers were able to find many people who needed just a little boost to make the holidays a bit less stressful. This was through the many contacts our officers have responding to calls and carrying out other functions of their daily duties. This proved to be a very emotional program both for the recipients and officers carrying out the donor’s wishes. Many of the recipients were initially in disbelief, then many tears of joy were shed. The officers were also very moved by the encounters. I spoke with several of my officers who did not realize they too would be affected. Witnessing the impact $100 can have on a single mother wondering how she was going to put presents under the tree was a powerful moment. I am very grateful to the anonymous donor and their willingness to include the Hiawatha Police Department in carrying out their act of kindness. I am also very proud of the officers for their dedication in finding the many deserving recipients. Dennis Marks Hiawatha Police Chief

Chief Marks had the opportunity to “run” with Chris’s Cantrell for the “CR Dreadmill Challenge”. The Challenge is an effort to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Research. If you would like to support Chris visit it him at We Run in Cedar Rapids at 1950 Dodge Rd on the NE side.

Media have referred to those stealing packages from your porch as porch pirates. Do you want to help catch porch pirates? Send a PM or contact Captain Ben Kamm at 319-393-1212 to become involved. All we are looking for is permission to use your porch for a bait package!

Do you recognize this person? Please note the distinctive clothing. This subject is associated with the red vehicle in the top left of the third picture. If you recognize this person please contact the Hiawatha Police Department at 319-393-1212 or Linn County Crimestoppers at 800-CS-CRIME and reference case number 17-5762.

A big thank you to the Hiawatha Fire Department for providing excellent instruction and generous hospitality this morning. You guys are awesome!!

Thanks to all who came out to the Touch a Truck (or squad car!) event!!

Please join us in welcoming Officer James Vick to the Hiawatha Police Department. Officer Vick served as a Reserve Police Officer with the HPD from 2014-2015. Officer Vick is a Certified Peace Officer who was sworn in on June 26, 2017. He now starts his service to the community with the Hiawatha Police Department. Congratulations, Officer Vick!