The Coralville Police Department serves a population of over 21,000 residents and shares borders with Iowa City, North Liberty, and Tiffin.
The mission of the Coralville Police Department is to exceed the expectations of the community we have sworn to serve and protect. We endeavor to be a valuable community partner in ensuring the quality of life that makes Coralville such a fantastic place to live, visit, work and play.
Whether you are one of our residents or one of the countless area visitors, the sworn officers and civilian staff of the Coralville Police Department warmly welcome you. If we can be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to call.
The Coralville Police Department has 35 full-time officers, one full-time animal control officer, and three civilian staff who provide public safety services to the citizens of Coralville.
- Coralville Police Department Policies: Standards of Conduct (PDF)
- Coralville Police Department Policies: Bias-Based Policing (PDF)
- Coralville Police Department Policies: First Amendment Assemblies (PDF)
- Coralville Police Department Policies: Use of Force (PDF)
We value your input and welcome your questions and concerns. Please feel free to contact us at 319.248.1800 if we can be of assistance to you.
- What are the parking regulations in Coralville?
Parking is prohibited on the south side of east / west roads and on the east side of north / south roads. There are a few exceptions. Please refer to Chapter 69.08 of the Coralville Code of Ordinances. In addition, a police officer is authorized to impound a vehicle if it has accumulated three or more parking citations where payment of such is 30 or more days overdue. In addition to the penalties, the owner or driver of the impounded vehicle shall be responsible for the costs of towing and storage. This is addressed in chapter 70.06 of the Coralville Code of Ordinances.
- Where can I pay a parking ticket?
You can mail the payment to City Hall at: City of Coralville 1512 7th St. Coralville, IA 52241 You may also pay it in person at City Hall at the front desk. If you mail it, be sure to include the parking ticket and/or the citation number.
- How can I email you?
Please use the email links or the staff directory links on this website to contact us via email. Please be sure your computer has a default email program set up for your operating system, or you've set up a default email client for your browser. If you're not sure how to do this, right click the "email" link to copy the email address for the staff person you'd like to contact, and paste the email address into your desired email program.
- Will the Coralville Police Department unlock my car?
Yes, an officer can attempt to unlock your car if you've been locked out. There is no fee for this service, but you will be required to sign a waiver of liability prior to the officer attempting to unlock your car. In the event that you are locked out of your car, call the Police Department's routine business line at 319.248.1800. Be prepared to tell the dispatcher your name, where you are, and what kind of car you are locked out of.
- What should I do if my purse or wallet is lost or stolen?
First, report it to the Department in the jurisdiction in which it was lost or stolen. Second, call all of your credit card companies to cancel your credit cards. Call your bank and notify them that your checkbook was lost or stolen if it was. Then call the following companies and put them on fraud alert for your credit card numbers:
- Equifax: 1.800.525.6285
- Experian: 1.888.EXPERIAN (397.3742)
- Trans Union: 1.800.680.7289
- Social Security Administration Fraud Hotline: 1.800.269.0271
- Where can I get a copy of a criminal history?
For all criminal history inquiries, contact the Iowa Department of Public Safety at 515.281.4776 or visit their
- Where do I pay a traffic citation?
You can pay in person at the Johnson County Clerk's Office at: Johnson County Courthouse 417 S. Clinton St. Iowa City, IA 52244 You can also mail it to the Clerk's Office with a check or money order along with the appropriate copy of the citation to: Clerk of District Court Traffic Violation Office P.O. Box 2510 Iowa City, IA 52244-2510 Or, pay the traffic citation online at www.iowacourts.gov.
- Can an officer check on my house while I'm out of town?
Fill out the house check request form and drop it off at the Coralville Police Department during normal business hours prior to your departure. If you have questions about this service, please contact 319.248.1800.
- How can I find out if someone is on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry?
The Coralville Police Department encourages all community members to be mindful of the people whom they interact with and with whom they allow their children to interact with, and to take appropriate security and safety precautions. Citizens who would like to access the DCI sexual offender database, can do so by visiting Iowa Sex Offender Registry. Please be mindful of the fact that sexual offenders who were convicted prior to July 1, 1995, are not required by law to register as sexual offenders.
- Is the Coralville Police Department hiring?
The Coralville Police Department lists current positions at www.coralville.org/jobs. To be notified of upcoming testing opportunities, please call 319.248.1800.
- How do I get a copy of a police report?
If you want a copy of an accident report, call the routine business line during office hours at 319.248.1800. There is a $5 fee to obtain a copy of an accident report. Criminal reports are not released to the public without a subpoena. The Police Department is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm.
- What are your office hours?
The Coralville Police Department office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am - 7:00 pm. The office is closed on major holidays.
- How do I register my bicycle through the police department?
Registering your bicycle through the police department will help law enforcement identify your bicycle and the owner in the event your bicycle is lost, stolen, recovered, or involved in an accident. Bicycles can be registered at the Coralville Police Department anytime during our normal business hours. This service is free for Coralville residents and you will need to have the following information with you at the time of registration: - Make and model - Serial number - Number of speeds - Wheel size - Frame type (single bar, double bar, female) - Color - Name, address, and phone number of licensee
- Does the Coralville Police Department provide fingerprinting services?
The Coralville Police Department does not offer fingerprinting services. If you are affiliated with the University of Iowa as faculty, staff, or a student, the University of Iowa Police Department has fingerprinting services available during limited hours for a fee. Public fingerprinting services are also available at the Johnson County Jail. Please contact these departments directly for more information, as hours and fees are subject to change.
- My vehicle has been impounded. How do I get it back?
If your vehicle has been impounded by the Coralville Police Department, your vehicle will need to be released by our agency before you will be able to pick it up from the towing company. The registered owner of the vehicle must present themselves to the Coralville Police Department with a photo ID to sign the vehicle release form. If for any reason the registered owner is not able to present themselves to the Coralville Police Department, the person intending to sign the vehicle release form must present their photo ID along with a notarized letter from the registered owner indicating their desire to have that agent pick up their vehicle from impound.
- Someone came to my door to sell something. Is door-to-door solicitation allowed in Coralville?
If it is a solicitor - someone trying to sell you something or asking for money - they must have a permit issued by the City Clerk in their possession that can be produced upon inquiry. Licensed solicitors in Coralville are only allowed to conduct business between 8 am and 7 pm, Monday through Saturday. If a solicitor is unable to produce a permit, is selling outside those hours, or seems suspicious, contact the Coralville Police Department at 319.248.1800 to report the incident.
- How do I file a complaint against the Coralville Police Department or a CPD officer?
If you are dissatisfied with the quality of service that you received from the Coralville Police Department or one of its officers, please contact the routine business line at 319.248.1800 and ask to speak with the on-duty supervisor regarding your complaint.
- Does the Coralville Police Department have a Reserve Officer program?
The Coralville Police Department does not currently have a Reserve Officer program. If you are looking for the opportunity to volunteer in law enforcement in the Johnson County area, both the University Heights Police Department and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office have active Reserve Officer programs.
- Does the Coralville Police Department offer internships?
The Coralville Police Department has a Student Internship Program that is open to students enrolled in a four-year degree program and has a junior or senior status at an accredited university or college OR a student that is enrolled in a two-year degree program and will have completed two thirds of the required credits for a degree. The student must also have 2.5 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be currently enrolled in an internship or independent study course. Unfortunately, due to a high demand for internships in the area, our agency does not offer internships to high school students or college students that don't meet these criteria. For more information or for an application packet, please contact the Coralville Police Department at 319.248.1800.