Colfax Police Department
Colfax provides professional law enforcement services through a Police Department with four full time officers and two part-time officers. The Police Department strives to provide professional law enforcement services intended to positively impact the quality of life of Colfax citizens through commitment, education, and community partnership. The mayor supervises the chief of police, who then works with the city administrator.
The Police Department has the responsibility of preserving the peace, responding to law enforcement service requests, engaging in crime prevention, protecting lives and property within its jurisdiction, and other related responsibilities. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office provides dispatch service. The Department responds to about 2,500 calls per year.
The Police Department is involved with the following special law enforcement programs.
- Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP).
- GTSB Law Enforcement Program
- Jasper County Task Force
POLICE DEPARTMENT FAQ
WHERE IS THE COLFAX POLICE DEPARTMENT?
The Colfax Police Department is located at 20 W Howard, Colfax Ia. 50054 in City Hall.
DOES THE COLFAX POLICE DEPARTMENT HAVE A RESERVE PROGRAM?
The Colfax Police Department does have a Reserve Program. We currently have eight reserve officers. They meet once a month for training and patrol. Their duties vary from patrol, working the county fair, and special events.
DOES THE CITY OF COLFAX HAVE A CURFEW?
The curfew hours are Sunday through Thursday by 11:00pm and Friday and Saturday by 12:00am. If you have any questions feel free to ask any officer or stop in City Hall.
DOES THE COLFAX POLICE DEPARTMENT DO VEHICLE INSPECTIONS?
Currently three officers are certified to perform vehicle inspections, call the police department to set up a time with one of the officers.
CAN I OBTAIN A COPY OF AN ACCIDENT REPORT?
If the accident you were involved in was handled by the Colfax Police department, then yes stop in during business hours from 8:00am to 4:00pm and ask to see an officer.
WHAT IS THE NUMBER FOR THE JASPER COUNTY SHERIFF?
Jasper County dispatch is 1-641-792-5912.
WHERE TO PAY A PARKING TICKET?
Parking tickets can be paid at the Colfax City hall during business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:00pm.
The mission of the Colfax Police Department is to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Colfax by working cooperatively to enforce laws, preserve the peace and provide for a safe environment for those who live, work and visit the city.
Through innovative strategies and exemplary professionalism, we are committed to delivering unparalleled service to our community. We will continue to develop community relationships and strengthen public trust in an effort to prevent, reduce and deter crime while striving for excellence through officer development and strong leadership.
- Professionalism – Taking pride in our actions, duties, development and appearance.
- Integrity – Adhering to moral and ethical principles at all times.
- Honor – enforce the laws equally and without bias, holding yourself and other members to the highest ethical standards.
- Equality – promoting equality in status, rights and opportunities for all.