Technology Services Division

The Technology Services Division consists of the Division Commander Quintin Nelson and three civilian staff.  It is comprised of four components: 

1) The Records Management Section - The Records Section processes all reports and related information generated by Fort Dodge Police Department staff. These reports include Incident reports, traffic accident reports and many others. Per Iowa Code copies of these reports are retained for 10 years.  Additionally Records staff work with insurance companies, community members and others that need copies of reports, verification of thefts, criminal mischief, accidents, etc.  The Records Section will also process criminal history requests as available under Iowa law.  Juvenile information cannot be released to the public. Note: Copies of reports may be obtained for a fee of $5 per report in accordance with Iowa Code 22.1. Note: Webster County Jail records and Webster County Communication records can be obtained by contacting the Webster County Sheriff's Office at 515-573-1410.

2) Information Technology Section - This section consists of all the technological infrastructure that the Fort Dodge Police Department staff use on a daily basis.  It includes everything from network infrastructure to the lap tops computers in our Patrol Division Squads and our desk top computers in our offices.  Additionally this section includes the networking between our other public safety partners - the Webster County Communications Center, Webster County Sheriff's Department and the Webster County Attorney's Office.  Captain Nelson and all our staff utilize technology to enhance our capabilities to provide top-quality service to our citizen's and other partners. 

3) Automated Enforcement Section - This section is comprised of our Mobile Speed Vehicle that is deployed throughout Fort Dodge.  The MSV is a force multiplier that allows us to monitor speeding issues in an area, while making Patrol Division staff (who would normally handle speed enforcement in those areas) available for other assignments.  Based upon the responses from community members the MSV has helped reshape driving behavior in Fort Dodge.  You can follow the location of our MSV on our Official City of Fort Dodge Facebook page, on Twitter and on Nixle. Requests for the MSV may be submitted electronically on this page.  

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702 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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  • Phone: (515) 573-1424
  • Fax: (515) 573-7788
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