For emergencies call 9-1-1. For non-emergency matters please contact the Tipton Police Department at (563) 886-2424.
The Tipton Police Department is a well trained and equipped police department that is composed of a Chief of Police and five Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) certified officers. The highly qualified Tipton Police Department provides services and expertise beyond what would normally be expected in a town with a population of approximately 3,000 residents. The officers bring experience from extensive backgrounds with other larger agencies as well as the military. The officers continue to train in various disciplines and to work as a team in tactical situations, crime scene investigations, and critical incident management.
The Tipton Police Department employs the principles of Problem Oriented Policing to engage and address specific issues in the City by bringing all of the resources government and private enterprise have to offer to find solutions that benefit the entire community. The department works in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, the faith-based community, Cedar County Case Management, Cedar County Health Department, and the Cedar County Environmental and Zoning office as well as other social service agencies and City Departments to provide professional services to the community. They seek permanent solutions to problems and issues in our community rather than merely providing a short-term law-enforcement response. Citizen's Complaint Form (click here)
The Tipton Police Department received their K9, Bullet, from K9s4Cops in early 2014. K9 Bullet is a Belgian Malinois and is certified in Patrol, Narcotics Detection and Tracking. Bullet and her Officer/Handler are certified members of the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association and train with other K9 units every month. Bullet is based out of the Tipton Police Department but works with all departments in Cedar County and surrounding areas.
The Tipton Police Department has a Certified School Resource Officer that is in the schools almost every day that school is in session.Tipton officers regularly spend significant amounts of time in and around the schools and patroling high school events. The Chief of Police and school administrators regularly share information and discuss issues of mutual concern.
The Tipton Police Department maintains current model police cars, all equipped to handle most emergencies that may arise within the community.