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The Knoxville Police Department consists of 14 certified officers, two civilian positions, and one police canine. The department’s sworn staff is made up of the chief, two lieutenants, and 11 officers. Specialty assignments within the department include:
  • Canine handler
  • Field training officer
  • Firearms instructor
  • School resource officer (see below)
  • Taser instructor
  • Task force officer

Knoxville police officers are dispatched through the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Area Partnerships
Although the vast majority of the department’s enforcement activities and services are conducted within the city’s 5 square miles, the department works closely with the Marion County Sheriff Department, Iowa State Patrol, and area police departments. The Knoxville Police Department is an active member of the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, the largest drug task force in Iowa.

The department’s annual operating budget is slightly over $1 million.

Open Communication
The department actively encourages open communication with its citizens and the many visitors to our community. We are active on Facebook and participate in many community activities throughout the year.

Crime Statistics
Here is a 10-year activity history for the Police Department.  Stats

School Resource Officer
Beginning in July 2013 the Knoxville Police Department will have an officer assigned to work in and with the schools.  The plan is for the officer to spend 40 hours per week in the various school buildings working with staff and students to make each school a safer place.  The position is the direct result of a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program.  The COPS grant will pay 75% of initial salary and benefits costs for the officer for three years.  The City is then required to maintain the position for at least one additional year.  The Knoxville Community School District has agreed to pay half of the Police Department's actual costs to have the officer assigned to the schools. 

Knoxville Reserve Officers
The Knoxville Police Department Reserve Officers is a group of citizens interested in supporting the community by volunteering their time to be Police Officers.  These men and women go through State mandated training and become certified to act as Police Reserves.  Once certified, Reserve Officers have the same authority as any other officer to enforce laws, write citations, and make arrests only when they are under the supervision of a sworn officer.  Knoxville Reserve Officers are often seen supplementing regular officers on patrol, at sporting events, and during Knoxville Nationals.  They provide a valuable service and are greatly appreciated.

If you want more information about the Knoxville Reserves contact the Chief of Police. 

Dan Losada
Daniel Losada
Police Chief 

305 S. Third St.
Knoxville, IA 50138

Business Hours
Ph: 641-828-0541 

24-Hour Non-Emergency
Ph: 641-828-0554 

Emergency 9-1-1

Fx: 641-828-0555