State Center Police Department

About Us

The State Center, Iowa Police Department, The Rose Capital of Iowa was established in 1867. In the beginning the Chief was referred to as the Town Marshal. This title continued until the late 1970's. Then the official title was Chief of Police. Some of the public still refer to the Chief as "The Town Marshal". The Department consists of one full time Chief, one part time Sgt., two part time Officers and five Reserve Officers. SCPD does not have the luxury of specialty positions or divisions. We are a "do it all agency". SCPD has a small fleet of two marked patrol cars. Both patrol vehicles are Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors (1999 and 2006). SCPD provides emergency medical services that augments the SCFD in and around State Center. Medical equipment consists of Trauma Bags, Oxygen/advanced airway and AED. SCPD also provides D.A.R.E. services to the West Marshall School District, with the help of the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. SCPD provides protection to approximately 1400 residents. During the famous Rose Festival on the third weekend in June, SCPD protects an increased population of approximately 9000 people during the four day event. SCPD networks with other Marshall County Law Enforcement agencies in an attempt to provide the best police services to it's citizens we can.

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