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Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by working cooperatively with the public and within the framework of the Constitution and all laws and ordinances to preserve peace and provide a safe environment equally, consistently, and professionally for all citizens of Fort Madison.
About Us
The Fort Madison Police Department (FMPD) employs 19 full-time officers, 2 administrative support staff and four volunteer police reserves officers. The department has officers involved with the Tactical Response Unit (TRU) and partners with the Fort Madison Community School District by providing a School Resource Officer (SRO).  The department is also involved with the Neighborhood Watch and Crime Stoppers programs.  We maintain a close working relationship with the Lee County Sheriff's Department, the Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa State Penitentiary, located in Fort Madison.  The Fort Madison Police Department's goal is the time tested motto "To Protect and Serve". The officers, support staff and police reserves realize that our citizens deserve and expect a high degree of care and competency in all matters of police services. 

Police Chief Reminds Residents of Winter Weather Parking Restrictions
With winter just around the corner, the Fort Madison Police Department would like to remind everyone that trailers, campers, and boats should not be left on the street. Any vehicle, trailer, camper or boat left on the street in excess of 48 hours is prohibited and subject to ticket and or towing. In the event of snow, items such as these parked on the street can hamper snow removal by City crews.

Section 9, Chapter 14 of the City Code addresses snow emergencies and parking issues related to snow events. If the City were to declare a snow emergency, a plan is in place to where on odd numbered days parking is prohibited on the odd numbered side of the street. On an even numbered day, parking is prohibited on the even numbered side of the street. This shall continue until the snow has stopped and City streets have been plowed from curb to curb.

In the event of a major winter storm with high accumulations of snow, ice or sleet, the Public Works Director may prohibit parking on all roads or parts of all roadways within the City in order to expedite road clearing operations. Once the event has been declared to be over and streets have been cleared curb to curb, the parking prohibition can be lifted.

In an incident of a snow emergency, the public will be notified through the City’s website and also media outlets covering the City of Fort Madison.

Tim Sittig
Chief of Police


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Tim Sittig
Police Chief
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Carol Miner
Chief Clerk

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Nancy Arevalo
Data Entry Clerk
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Jamie Carle

Rob Hogan

Bruce Niggemeyer

Todd Shields

Bruce Gustafson

Fort Madison Police Dept.
811 Avenue E
Fort Madison, IA 52627
Ph: (319) 372-2525
Fax: (319) 372-7758

Emergency: 9-1-1