Public Information & Records Requests

Captain Ryan Gruenberg serves as the Public Information Officer and acts as a liaison between the Department and the news media. Any questions regarding press releases may be directed to him.

     Press Releases can be accessed by clicking here.

Daily logs of calls for service are posted routinely. Due to privacy and/or safety concerns, some information may be redacted.

     Calls for Service logs can be accessed by clicking here.

For information on obtaining copies of incident or accident reports, please visit our Records page.

Records Requests


This section maintains all reports and related information generated by Fort Dodge Police Department. Most paper records are retained for 10 years, as allowed by Iowa code.  Fees to obtain copies of reports and other materials are outlined below and are in accordance with Iowa Code 22.1.  

Incident/Accident Reports: Reports deemed public information may be viewed in person during office hours. If an arrest has not been made, any suspect information will be redacted. Materials beyond the accident/incident report may require a subpoena before they will be released. Most information can be made available immediately, however some requests may take up to 10 days to process. You may also complete this form and mail in your request.

Arrest History: The record provided will be limited to records of arrests within Webster County, Iowa maintained by the Fort Dodge Police Department. History will include all arrests made within Webster County prior to October 2018. History of arrests made after October 2018 will be limited to those pertaining to Fort Dodge Police Department cases. Court case disposition may not be available, and record of an arrest without disposition does not indicate guilt. Traffic and other citations are not included in this record. Individual incident reports may be obtained for an additional fee from the originating agency, if applicable. Juvenile records may only be released with a signed Authorization to Release Juvenile Records from the individual, as long as they are at least 18 years of age at the time of signing the authorization.

***More inclusive criminal history reports may be obtained from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. For more information, visit 

You may also visit to search court records.


Accident/Incident Report $5
Photos (digital, emailed) $5
Photos (digital, on disc/flash drive) $10 per disc/drive provided by FDPD
Photos (printed, color or b&w) $10
Video & Audio Recordings $10 per disc/drive provided by FDPD
Webster County Arrest History $15
Additional Printed Materials $0.25 per printed page
Other Please call

Requests for records can be made in person during office hours or mailed, along with payment (payable to Fort Dodge Police Department) to:

Fort Dodge Police Department

Attn: Records

702 1st Ave. S.

Fort Dodge, IA 50501

For more information on the process for obtaining records, please call 515-573-1424 or email us.

Note: Webster County Jail records can be obtained by contacting the Webster County Sheriff's Office at 515-573-1410. Webster County Communication (dispatch) records can be obtained by contacting the Webster County Telecommunications at 515-573-2323.

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Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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