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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
Officer Luck joined the Janesville Police Department in 2022 after transferring from the Grundy Center Police Department. He attended Hawkeye Community College for an Associates Degree in Police Science. Officer Luck brings with him three years of correctional officer experience from the Bremer County Sheriffs Office.
Logan Martzahn, Reserve Officer
Officer Martzahn joins us in 2023 from the Bremer County Sherriff's Office with three years experience as a correctional officer. He attended Hawkeye Community College for an Associates degree in police science.  In addition to his public service, Officer Martzahn is also a small business owner, likes to hunt, and go snowmobiling in the winter.


Janesville Police Department

227 Main Street PO Box 175

Janesville, Iowa 50647-0146


Phone: (319)352-5400 Ext. 3


2021 Stats

657 Recorded calls for service.

2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan for Bremer County



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