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.
Jared Coyle, Police Officer
Officer Coyle joined the department in 2021. He is an Iowa Army National Guard Veteran and has participated in Operation Spartan Shield in Qatar (2019-2020). He attended Hawkeye Community College for Associates degree in Police Science. Jared is from Hopkinton Iowa and is currently 26 yrs old.
Janesville Police Department
227 Main Street PO Box 175
Janesville, Iowa 50647-0146
Phone: (319)352-5400 Ext. 3
EMERGENCY Dial 911
-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.