Iowa Police Records Search

Perform a free Iowa public police records search, including police reports, logs, notes, blotters, bookings, and mugshots.


Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office Accident Reports Driving Records, Police Records Search Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office crash report database by name, incident date, location and report number. Search Records


Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Department Crime Map Arrest Records, Criminal Records, Police Records, Gis Maps, Land Records View Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Department crime reports map by date and street. Search Records

City of Council Bluffs Crime Map Criminal Records, Gis Maps, Land Records, Police Records View City of Council Bluffs crime maps filtered by crime type, date or address. Search Records

City of Iowa Police Reports Arrest Records, Criminal Records, Police Records, Warrant Search View City of Iowa Police news reports and contact information. Search Records

City of West Burlington Police Department Arrest Records Arrest Records, Criminal Records, Police Records View City of West Burlington Police Department arrest log, including names, booking dates, charges and mugshots. Search Records

Council Bluffs Police Department and Pottawattamie County Sheriff Department Arrest Warrant Lists Arrest Records, Criminal Records, Warrant Search, Police Records View Council Bluffs Police Department and Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Department arrest warrant lists by name. Search Records

Des Moines Police Department Crime Map Arrest Records, Criminal Records, Police Records, Gis Maps, Land Records View Des Moines Police Department interactive crime map by incident type, date, time and location. Search Records

Dubuque Police Department Unsolved Crimes Police Records, Criminal Records View Dubuque Police Department cold cases, including names, photographs, and descriptions of the cases. Search Records

Iowa City Police Department Website Employee Directory, Police Records View Iowa City Police Department general information including news, events, job opportunities, services and contact information. Search Records

Mason City Police Department Most Wanted Arrest Records, Criminal Records, Police Records, Warrant Search View Mason City Police Department most wanted persons by name, including photo, description and charge. Search Records

Muscatine County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Sales Police Records, Property Records, Land Records View Muscatine County Sheriff's Office sheriff's sales information including sale date, property address and judgement amount. Search Records

O'Brien County Sheriff's Office Accident Reports Driving Records, Police Records View O'Brien County Sheriff's Office accident reports including dates and names. Search Records

Osceola County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Sales Police Records, Property Records, Land Records View Osceola County Sheriff's Office sheriff sales webpage, which includes a current property sales list. Search Records

Pottawattamie County Crime Map Criminal Records, Gis Maps, Land Records, Police Records View Pottawattamie County crime maps filtered by crime type, date or address. Search Records

Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office Property Records Property Records, Land Records, Police Records View Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office procedure for foreclosure sales, including sales venue and fees for a Sheriff's deed. Search Records

Scott County Sheriff's Office Accident Reports Driving Records, Police Records Search Scott County Sheriff's Office crash reports by driver, date or report number. Search Records

Scott County Sheriff's Office Property Records Property Records, Land Records, Police Records View Scott County Sheriff's Office foreclosed properties, including upcoming sales, attorney list, sale information, and link to property listings. Search Records

West Des Moines Police Department Crash Reports Driving Records, Police Records Search West Des Moines Police Department crash reports by name, date of accident, and report number. Search Records

Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Sales Police Records, Property Records, Land Records View Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office general information on sheriff's sales, including venue and time for scheduled sales. Search Records

Wright County Sheriff Department Sheriff Sales Police Records, Property Records, Land Records View Wright County Sheriff Department general information on sheriff sales, including upcoming sales. Search Records

About Police Records Search

What are Police Records?

Police Records are documents created by police departments that document the details of crimes, arrests, and the criminal activities of particular individuals. The police maintain detailed records on arrests, investigations, and the actions of police officers. Police Records can be an important source of information about a person's criminal history.

Police Records include a number of different documents, such as police reports, arrest logs, and crime reports. They also include records related to detention, such as mug shots, booking reports, and intake and visitor logs for police stations and jails. In addition, police departments produce blotters, descriptions of suspected or charged criminals, and investigation reports. Police Records also include search warrants and arrest warrants, which must be signed by a judge.

Searching for Police Records is an important part of performing a background check. Police Records contain information on an individual's arrests, detentions, and convictions. Background checks can provide employers and the public with information on the criminal history of potential employees or neighbors. For example, a Police Record can show if someone is a convicted sex offender or committed other serious felonies. Police Records may also be used for tenant checks, childcare provider checks, or contractor background searches.

Police Records also include information about traffic violations, including crash reports, DUI/DWI interventions, and other traffic accidents that required police intervention. These Police Reports may be required to reinstate a driver's license or for insurance purposes following an accident. They can also be used to establish someone's driving history for employment or volunteer purposes.

Some Police Records may not be available to the public in order to protect the privacy of witnesses, victims, or suspects. Sensitive information that may affect the course of ongoing criminal investigations is also kept private. Other types of Police Records may be available in abbreviated form, for example in daily arrest logs or police blotters, which organize police notes and logs into a larger database that is available to the public.