In addition to traditional police work – such as traffic enforcement, investigations, and criminal apprehension – Darlington Police Officers provide the following services and programs 24 hours per day. To learn more about any of these services, please contact us.
We look forward to serving you, too.
Residential Security Checks -while you are away from your home on vacation
or for other reasons.
Business security checks- on a daily basis.
Vehicle re-entry- when you accidentally lock your keys in the car.
Emergency Medical Response - All Darlington Police Cars are equipped
with first response equipment. Defibrillators, oxygen tanks,
and trauma kits are standard equipment in our cars. All officers are certfiied
emergency medical responders (EMR) and the Police Chief is an EMT.
Crisis Resolution -All Officers receive regular training in resolving
armed confrontations. In addition to the traditional sidearm carried
by each officer, each Darlington Police Officer is equipped with
a rifle, 12ga. shotgun, less lethal munitions, and a Taser.
Technological Services -Technology is the staple of policing services in Darlington. Through various sources of grant funding, Officers have acquired and deploy the most technologically advanced equipment in the law enforcement industry. Each car is equipped with radar for speed compliance
digital video equipment for monitoring and documenting violations, digital radio communications, mobile computers with internet access, thermal imaging, night vision goggles, and more.
Blanket distribution - through a partnership with the United Methodist Church
of Darlington, Officers distribute fleece blankets to those in need.
Police-School Liaison Program - In 1999, the department
received a community oriented policing services grant from the
federal government to implement a police-school liaison program
thus creating a full-time partnership between the police and
the school. The objective of the partnership is to promote
a safe, secure, and inviting learning environment at Darlington
Community Schools. Through education, bullying intervention,
enforcement, safety planning, and security the Darlington Community School District and Darlington Police Department continue to meet and exceed state and nationwide standards of best practices in school safety and security. This program has been financially supported by the Dubuque Racing Association.
Citizenship Recognition - Each year, the Darlington Police Department recognizes two graduating DHS Seniors with the City of Darlington Police Department Citizenship Award. The award includes a scholarship and recognizes Seniors who led admirable lifestyles and were role models for others.
Community Events - Each year, the Darlington Police Department offers
services to various civic organizations for the purpose of promoting safe
public events. Cumulatively, the department invests thousands of dollars
in resources each year to the Canoe Festival, Lafayette County
Fair, Memorial Day Parade, Homecoming, Christmas Parade, and much
more to make certain the public can enjoy these types of public events
Annual Brat Feed & Ballgame - Since 1997, Darlington Police Officers suit up on
the first Thursday in August of each year for an entertaining ballgame against
area business owners. The ballgame is preceded by a brat feed and all
proceeds support the D.A.R.E. program.