Cops and Neighborhoods United
Upcoming Outreach Meetings
The Newton Police Department is holding neighborhood outreach meetings in each zone starting in February. These meetings will allow residents to learn about crime prevention programs within the community and discuss concerns and issues within your neighborhood. Meet the officers assigned to your zone and establish connections with your neighbors. We look forward to seeing you!
- Zone 1 - 6 p.m. Thursday, February 24 at Jasper County Church of Christ (1813 1st St N)
- Zone 2 - 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 1 at First United Methodist Church (210 N 2nd Ave E)
- Zone 3 - 6 p.m. Monday, February 7 at First Assembly of God Church (10029 E 19th St N)
- Zone 4 - 6 p.m. Thursday, February 3 at Christian Life Church (421 S 2nd Ave W)
- Zone 5 - 6 p.m. Thursday, February 17 at Christian Reformed Church (511 S 5th Ave E)
- Zone 6 - 6 p.m. Monday, February 28 at Newton Church of The Way (2306 S 3rd Ave E)
See the map below to see a more detailed map of the zones. Click here to view the flyer shown above (can be printed).
About the Program
The Newton Police Department has developed the Cops and Neighborhoods United program to help residents make their neighborhoods safe places to live. This program works to develop relationships between our police officers and the residents that we serve. Using a grid system already used by the police department to track crime rates and traffic issues, officers have been assigned to each area of Newton. This will allow our residents to have one or two officers that they can contact, get to know and work to resolve issues in their neighborhood.
The City of Newton has been broken down into 6 zones and at least 2 officers are assigned to each zone, as shown in the image below. If a resident notices an issue in their neighborhood, they are encouraged to contact their assigned officers to work to resolve those issues through a cooperative effort.
|Zone Assignments||Contact Information|
|Zone 1 - Officer Brisel & Officer Miller||Email Zone 1 Officers|
|Zone 2 - Officer Watson, Officer Zylstra & Officer VanManen||Email Zone 2 Officers|
|Zone 3 - Officer Breckenridge & Officer Winters||Email Zone 3 Officers|
|Zone 4 - Officer Plowman, Officer Shinkle & Officer Latcham||Email Zone 4 Officers|
|Zone 5 - Officer Oldfield, Officer Popenhagen & Officer Osborne||Email Zone 5 Officers|
|Zone 6 - Officer Harden & Officer Stombaugh||Email Zone 6 Officers|
As this program expands the Newton Police Department plans to hold meetings for each zone to provide crime and traffic statistics for that zone, to educate residents on the problems specific to their areas, and to answer questions.
It should be noted that this program is not where emergency calls or calls that require a prompt response should be reported. For an emergency call 911. For calls requiring immediate assistance call 641-792-1547. It is possible that your Zone Officer is not working and may not be able to respond promptly.