Police Area Representatives (PAR Unit)

Duties & Responsibilities

The Council Bluffs Police Department's Police Area Representative Unit has been in existence since September 14, 1998. The PAR unit consists of proactive, aggressive, and dedicated members of the Council Bluffs Police Department.

Our mission is to develop partnerships, solve problems, and improve the quality of life for our citizens, which enhances and promotes the department's overall goals.

Our success is accomplished by innovative, creative, and sometimes unusual law enforcement techniques.  We are securing both private and public partners to assist in long-term problem solving.  Our successes range from ridding a neighborhood of unsightly solid waste, shutting down methamphetamine laboratories, to working with the homeless population.

Our Approach

Our approach is based on the well-known S.A.R.A. (Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment) problem-solving model. This is a common sense approach to police work.

  • We identify problems and analyze the underlying cause of the problem.
  • We then plan a response to the problem, which might include several agencies, both private and public.
  • Our response is geared to solve the problem long term.
  • This unit will also revisit the problem to make sure it is truly solved.

This proactive approach to law enforcement and securing of partnerships to assist in solving problems long term has been successful in providing the citizens of Council Bluffs with a better sense of security. They have also come to know and trust their officers. This added benefit has increased crime prevention awareness and cooperation with the community we serve.

Goals

  • Create a climate of close cooperation between police and the members of this community
  • Identify and solve problems that affect the quality of life for all members of the community
  • Increase police service efficiency
  • Provide an effective system of communication available to the citizens

Who to Contact

Each PAR officer is responsible for a section of the City of Council Bluffs.  If you have an on-going issue, please email or call the PAR officer in your area of the city.  If you are unsure of who to call, dial (712) 890-5400 option 7 and one of the PAR officers will get you to the correct person.  

PAR Area 1 (West End - Districts 6 & 7)

Officer Friend  Phone: (712) 890-5150  (effective January 2023)

PAR Area 2 (South End - District 4 & 8)

Officer Powles   Phone: (712) 890-5208

PAR Area 3 (Northeast End - Districts 1 and 5)

Officer Jarzynka   Phone: (712) 890-5170

PAR Area 4 (East End - District 2, 3, and 4)

Officer Stuck   Phone: (712) 890-5225


Par Assignments

Programs

The PAR office of the Council Bluffs Police Department is responsible for several programs in the community.  One of the most popular programs is the Citizens' Police Academy

For More Information

If you have any questions about the PAR unit you may call  (712) 890-5400 Option 7.

The Council Bluffs Police Department is excited about this program and look forward to continued support from the community.


  1. Police Department

    Physical Address
    1 Ezra Jackson Way
    Council Bluffs, IA 51503

    Phone: (712) 890-5400
    Emergency: 911

Phone: (712) 890-5400, Choose option 7 for the PAR Office