Ankeny Police Department offers several programs throughout the year. Our most popular program is the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) typically offered in February of each year. The CPA provides residents with a hands-on experience that allows them to mirror the work of a police officer, investigate crime scenes, handle firearms and review a homicide case. This program receives great acclaim from attendees and is endorsed by our Mayor and City Council.
If you are interested in solving crimes you will want to become involved with our Most Wanted page where we post photographs of suspects along with the dates and locations of crimes in our city. We've had tremendous success from viewers who have assisted us with the identification of suspects and clearance of criminal cases.
Join us for an open house, typically held in May each year. The open house invites you to walk through our facility and witness first-hand the work performed behind the scene by talented technicians and officers.
We encourage you to visit this site often as we post more opportunities to involve you with our organization.
Block parties are some of the most popular neighborhood activities in Ankeny during the summer months.
For a behind-the-scenes look at a city police operation, the Ankeny Police Department offers department tours for organizations and school programs.
Citizen's Police Academy
The Ankeny Citizen’s Police Academy is a 30-hour course designed to give the public a hands-on experience with the practices, policies, and procedures that guide the Ankeny Police Department.
Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force (CITSTF)
The Ankeny Police Department partners with the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) to ensure the safety of the motoring public within the City of Ankeny by receiving grant funding for traffic safety enforcement and traffic safety educational activities.
Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is a crime prevention program designed to reduce crime, drugs and gangs on apartment properties.
The Ankeny Police Department is reaching out to Ankeny residents and business owners for help in keeping our community safe.
In September 2014, the Ankeny Police Department launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise money for a new K-9 unit.
The Ankeny Police Department has established a community Ride-Along Program to enhance the relationship between the community and the Ankeny Police Department.
Self-Defense Training (RAD)
The Ankeny Police Department offers a four day self-defense training program designed specifically for women called Rape Aggression Defense Systems or (RAD) for short.
The Ankeny Police Department Traffic Unit is responsible for traffic law enforcement.
Violent Intruder Program (VIP)
Learn to make potentially lifesaving decisions by participating in the Ankeny Police Department's Violent Intruder Program.