Akron Police Department

“Committed to Excellence”

The Akron Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency within the city limits of Akron, Iowa. We are dedicated to promoting the safety and welfare of the citizens of Akron by controlling and preventing crime and providing other essential public safety services. The Akron Police Department and the Akron Fire Department utilize the Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center as a central dispatch center for emergency services.


The MISSION of the Akron Police Department is to provide all the citizens of Akron with a safe community that fosters trust and confidence in its police officers. The Akron Police Department is committed to protecting life and property through prevention of the commission of crimes, reduction of the opportunities for crime to occur, identification of criminal offenders and criminal activity, and when appropriate, the apprehension of offenders and participation in subsequent court proceedings. This is best accomplished by building a partnership with the citizens that is based on law enforcement that is accessible, indiscriminate, unassuming, flexible, available, and open to the needs of the community it serves.


The Akron Police Department is responsible for responding to calls for service throughout the City of Akron, Iowa. Police Officers are dispatched by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office. The Akron Police Department handles criminal complaints and traffic accidents within their assigned areas. The Akron Police Department handles:

  • Crimes Against People
  • Property Crimes
  • Gathers and Processes Evidence from Crimes
  • Traffic Complaints
  • City Code Enforcement
  • Enforcing Animal Control Laws
  • Fish and Game Laws

The Akron Police Department Officers are certified by the State of Iowa.


Bill Young
Chief of Police

Appointed August 2017

Community Programs

House Watch

The Akron Police Department’s House Watch Program is designed to provide peace of mind to our residents while they are away from home for extended periods of time, whether for vacation, illness, work-related travel, or other circumstances. If you would like your property added to our House Watch list, stop by City Hall to fill out a form or contact us at (712) 568-2041.

Neighborhood Watch

The purpose of the Neighborhood Watch program is to organize neighbors and bring them together in order to make them more vigilant about what transpires in their neighborhood. Neighborhood watches help reduce the fear and incidence of crime, thus making our city a safer place to live, work, and play. If you would like to organize a neighborhood watch program in your area, please contact us at (712) 568-2041.