The Denison Police Department is currently staffed with thirteen sworn full time officers and ten civilian employees. The department is led by Chief Dan Schaffer. The department's patrol staff is comprised of Sgt. Doug Peters, Sgt. Tony Trejo and nine patrol officers.
In addition to providing police protection throughout the city the police department also staffs and manages the 911 Center for the entire county. The Communications Center is the only public service answering point in Crawford County and is responsible for dispatching the Denison Police Department, Manilla Police Department, the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, eight fire departments and their respective EMS first responder personnel, and the Crawford County Memorial Hospital EMT/Paramedic Ambulance Service. The Communications Center is staffed by four full-time and five part-time civilian communication operators.
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
Iowa Amber Alert
Iowa Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Victim Notification Program
Iowa Peace Officer Memorial
National Law Enforcement Memorial