Community Outreach

Crime Prevention Assessment

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a concept where the physical structure, landscaping and general area of a home or business are analyzed to deter criminal behavior in and around the structure. The concept is designed to influence the decisions of individuals prior to the criminal act taking place, thus reducing the chance that you will be victimized. When requested, the police department will visit your home or business and complete an assessment to make suggestions on improvements that might reduce your chance of being victimized. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please contact us to schedule the officer.

Citizen Ride-a-long

Have you ever wanted to be a police officer? Or ever wanted to experience what it's like to be a police officer? If so, we offer a citizen ride-a-long program that will allow you to ride with an officer on-duty. Ride-a-longs are limited to 4 hours in length and participants are generally required to be at least 18 years of age. A short application and background check are also required. If you are interested, please complete the forms at the link below and mail or drop them off at the police department. Your application will then be processed and you will be called to schedule the ride.

Ride-a-long Forms

Citizen Academy

Each year in the early Spring, the departments holds a Citizen Police Academy designed to help our community members learn and understand what goes on in the daily life of an officer. If you are interested in attending the Academy, please review the course brochure and submit an application. Class sizes are limited to 12 so if you are interested, please don’t hesitate to submit an application.

Academy Informational Brochure
Academy Registration Form

Child Safety Seat Installation Instruction

Officer Greg Hepperly and Officer Ben Lewiston are certified child safety seat technicians and are available to assist you with installation and or review of how to best keep your child safe while riding in your vehicle. Officers Hepperly and Lewiston are available by appointment to meet with you. To schedule an appointment, please contact the department by phone or email.

Officer Presentations

The officers of the police department are available to give talks and presentations on law enforcement matters at your group meeting or event. Please contact us by phone or email to schedule an officer to come and speak with you.

Norwalk Public Safety

1100 Chatham Avenue 
Norwalk, IA 50211

Emergencies: 911
Non-Emergencies: 515.222.3321

Phone: 515.981.0228 (Administration)
Fax: 515.981.5839

Email: Norwalk Police Department

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