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Trust your instincts! If you think something is wrong, then it may be. Citizens can be a huge help in preventing criminal activity before it occurs and before someone is a victim. In any case, you will sleep better just having it checked out. Call dispatch at 641-792-5912. If it is an emergency, please call 911.
Criminal records are only available through the Division of Criminal Investigations (DCI). You may go to the DCI website to get more information on how to get criminal records or contact us and we will provide information on how to get a criminal record.
We recommend citizens advise us if they are leaving town and their residence will be unoccupied. You may read more about the program online.
The Newton Police Department provides fingerprinting services to the public by appointment. Mon – Fri from 8 - 9 a.m. and from 1 - 3 p.m. Please call (641) 791-0850 and press 2 to make an appointment. The cost is $20. We accept cash, checks and cards, and there is a 2.35% ($1 minimum) fee to use a card. Please bring a photo ID and wear a mask.
Parking tickets are payable at the Newton Police Department. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
All peddlers, solicitors, or transient merchants must have a permit from the city before they can attempt to sell their products. Each person must carry a permit on their person. You may ask to see their permit before any other action is taken. If they cannot provide the permit you may call the police to report illegal peddlers.