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Iowa Officer Working Traffic Stop Seriously Injured in Crash

West Des Moines Police Officer Jon Kaufman was waiting for a tow truck as part of a traffic stop near Westown Parkway on Interstate 35 just after midnight Sunday when another vehicle driven by John Schwartz, 61, of Kellogg, crashed into his patrol car.

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Iowa K-9 Successfully Locates Toddler Who Had Wandered Off

Officer Duane Kemna and K-9 Kilo of the Mason City Police Department responded to a call that a child had wandered off into the woods with the family dog. They successfully located the child.

Iowa Officer Placed on Leave Following Social Media Posts

An officer with the Le Mars (IA) Police Department has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into what some of the citizens there have deemed to be inappropriate posts on social media.

Iowa Officer Dragged by Vehicle Treated for Minor Injuries

An officer with the Washington (IA) Police Department was dragged by a vehicle for several blocks by a vehicle that had been stopped for not displaying license plates shortly after midnight on Saturday night.

Tips and Tactics for Dealing with Subjects on the Autism Spectrum

When you're dealing with a subject on the ASD spectrum, there may be no outward sign whatsoever of that individual's unique condition—people on the spectrum can physically look just like so-called "neurotypical" individuals. Here are some tips and tactics to keep in mind for encounters with ASD subjects.

Illinois Man Accused of Striking Iowa Officer with Car

An Illinois man is being held after reportedly attempting to run down an officer with the Bettendorf (IA) Police Department before leading other officers on a high-speed vehicle pursuit.

Iowa Department Unveils Fallen Officer Memorial Designed by Student

A senior at Dowling Catholic High School chose to help design a memorial for fallen officers at the West Des Moines Police department as his Eagle Scout service project.

Iowa Officer Injured in Vehicle Collision Expected to be Okay

An officer with the Davenport (IA) Police Department suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the patrol vehicle he was driving was struck broadside by a van at an intersection.

Iowa Department to Add Cameras to Sidearms

Officers with the Hiawatha (IA) Police Department will soon have weapon-mounted cameras, thanks to funds from a local drug bust.

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Iowa Officer Visits Home of Boy Afraid of Monsters in his Room

An officer with the Eldridge (IA) Police Department visited the home of a woman who turned to police because her son was afraid to go to sleep in the room of the home they just moved into.