Tipton Police Department

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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.

Community Oriented Policing

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.

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School Liaison/School Safety

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.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Victim Notification Program

US Immigration and Customs Enforecement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigationsm(HSI) is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers the Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding criminal alien's release from custody.

Victims or witnesses can click here to be transferred to a number of of valuable victim service programs provided by ICE.