The Janesville Police Department was established approximately 1975 with only 2 part time officers. In 1979 the department grew to 1 full time and 3 part time officers. At the time some consideration was given to replacing these positions with county deputy sheriff patrols, but it was found that our citizens appreciate the more immediate response to complaints, accidents, and situations requiring police assistance. Today, the police department operates with two full time officers with a mission to serve as partners with our citizens to maintain a safe and peaceful community, committing ourselves to the preservation of life, protection of property, and safeguarding individual’s liberties. 

Current Members include, 

Taylor Cross, Chief
Chief Cross joined the department in 2018. He is United States Marine Corps Veteran and has participated in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan (2014) and Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq/Kuwait/Syria (2015-2016). He attended Hawkeye Community College for Associates degree in Police Science and the University of Northern Iowa for a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice. 
Chad Luck, Officer


Janesville Police Department

227 Main Street PO Box 175

Janesville, Iowa 50647-0146

E-Mail: police@janesvilleia.com

Phone: (319)352-5400 Ext. 3


2020 Stats

-550 Recorded calls for service.

-Assisted in four High Speed Chases with three successful spikes.

-Currently working on getting electronic speed limit signs to be used in      high traffic areas. 

-Participated in community outreach projects, such as school crossing        guard program, Free gun lock give away, Train safety material give            away and coloring contests for children during covid lock downs.