The Waukon Police Department’s mission is to demonstrate a higher level of policing by working in cooperation with the community to:
- COMBAT crime and the fear of crime;
- ENFORCE laws while protecting the constitutional rights of all people;
- DELIVER quality service to all our residents and visitors; and
- MAINTAIN a work atmosphere in which we recruit, train and develop an exceptional team of employees.
Waukon PD News
July 21, 2020 8:54 am
The Waukon Police Department recently completed a radio upgrade at our department following the Allamakee County Dispatch Center switching their communication system from Analog to P25 digital. The upgrade included both car radios & officer portable radios. City Officials allowed us to go beyond the required local digital upgrade and they approved us to purchase tri-band radios which allows us to be prepared for any future upgrades without requiring the purchase of new equipment. Our new equipment allows us to communicate with local entities to include police, fire departments, and ambulance crews, on their respective digital or analog systems. The radios are also programmed and capable to communicate using the State Interoperability System to talk to anyone in the State whom is using the same system. The State Interoperability System uses a series of towers (there are over 110 towers in Iowa) to communicate to locations or regions throughout the state as desired by the officer or user. There are also over 16,000 subscribers throughout the State whom are using this system. We feel that this capability is important as it allows us communication ability with several agencies and officers during our daily operations. This is also the system that the Iowa State Patrol is currently using. During a radio test, we were able to talk to a State official in West Des Moines with high quality and clarity. We are excited for this recent upgrade.
For more information, please click on the following link: https://isicsb.iowa.gov/
July 6, 2020 12:08 pm
Fingerprinting services are now available at the Waukon Police Department.
Charge is $5.00, call for your appointment at 563-568-4338.
Please bring exact change.
June 3, 2020 1:09 pm
The Waukon Police Department has entered into a service agreement with FirstNet, an AT&T company, for our cellular and mobile service. FirstNet allows the department to have cellular tower priority and preemption during disasters or other events in which cellular towers would see an influx in usage. We feel that this service will help us better serve our community, especially in times of increased phone usages. Also, AT&T will deploy a mobile (tower on wheels) truck to our area in the event that our cellular towers are interrupted.
During the 9/11 terrorist attacks, first responders reported communication challenges and concerns. As a result, the 9/11 commission recommended interoperable networks for public safety and first responders. In 2012 Congress established the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).
September 11, 2020 1:15 pm
The Waukon Police Department has moved to our temporary location until the remodel of our current building is completed. We are now located in the lower level (1st Ave NE entrance) of City Hall. Our phones will not be monitored until Friday, September 11. Callers can still leave voice mails for our employees but anyone needing immediate assistance is requested to call the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center at 563-568-4521.