Community Programs

As part of the Waukee Police Department's commitment to community policing in Waukee, the following programs have been implemented to connect the department and the citizens it serves.


The Waukee Crimestoppers meet every second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Public Safety Building. We are always looking for individuals that would like to be on the Board of Directors. Waukee Crimestoppers is an organization that helps solve crimes in the community by offering a reward for any information that may help solve a crime. The organization also comes up with new ideas to help prevent crimes in our community.

To provide information regarding a crime, call Waukee Crimestoppers at 515-987-9000 (you may remain anonymous). Rewards are available. You may also text message 515-490-2190 with information. There is no caller ID, so you'll remain anonymous. Of course, dial 911 in the case of an emergency.

Neighborhood Watch

The Neighborhood Watch program empowers citizens to become active in community efforts through participation in Neighborhood Watch groups. If interested in bringing Neighborhood Watch to your area, please email Officer Brian Murra or call and ask for him at 515-978-7979. The PD will provide neighborhood signs and host an annual neighborhood meeting/block party. We can help you know what to look out for and when to report activities. Learn more at the National Neighborhood Watch website.

Safe House

Safe House is a program in which volunteers in the community designated their homes as "safe houses" for children. They are identified by putting a Safe House sticker in their window so that children can see that it is a safe place to go. The volunteers for this program are screened by the Waukee Police Department to make sure that they will provide a safe environment and understand the responsibilities of participating in the Safe House initiative. Participants will take children into their home or business and notify police of the issue. Call 515-978-7979 if interested in serving as a Safe House.

Senior WASP Program

WASP involves the senior citizens in the Waukee area and aims to "Take the Sting Out of Crime"! WASP was created based upon the concept of cooperation between law enforcement, senior services and seniors in the community to reduce the criminal victimization of the elderly. It stands for Waukee Area Seniors and Police. The group meets the last Wednesday of each month for lunch at the Community Center. Interested seniors should contact the Waukee Police Department.

School Resource Officer Program

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The School Resource Officer Program (SRO) places officers in the Waukee schools to build relationships with students and parents, while helping to bridge the gap between police and students. 


The Waukee Police Department believes that, to keep our community safe, it takes all of us - citizens and police - working together. If you would like to get involved, please contact the Waukee Police Department at 515-978-7979.