Submitting a Citizen Complaint

The University Heights Police Department thoroughly investigates all complaints involving our officers and staff. Each complaint is documented and investigated before corrective action is taken. You may submit a complaint by mail, phone, or web form. While you may contact us anonymously, it is strongly recommended that you provide your contact information. This allows investigators to get additional information that could be crucial to the investigation. 

Department policy prohibits retaliation against citizens for making a complaint. Involved officers will not contact you or retaliate in any way. If this occurs, please immediately contact the Chief of Police at (319) 887-6800.

The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police existence, actions, behavior and the ability of the police to secure and maintain public respect.
— Sir Robert Peel, 1829

IN PERSON/by mail

University Heights Police
1302 Melrose Avenue
University Heights, IA 52246

Please download and submit the Citizen Complaint Form.



Please call police administration at (319) 887-6800 and dial 2. If a supervisor is not immediately available, please leave your contact information and one will get back to you within 48 hours. If your call is made outside of normal business hours, please allow additional time. If your complaint requires immediate action please dial the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center (JECC) at (319) 356-6800, ask for a University Heights Police supervisor.

complete the following form

Your Information
File *
Home Phone
Home Phone
Other Phone
Other Phone
Do you have photo, video, or other evidence of the incident? *
Gender (Voluntary) *
Racial/Ethnic Background (Voluntary)
I hereby certify that the information in this complaint is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. *
If you provided contact information, an investigator will follow up with you shortly. You may request a copy of your complaint by filing an open records request.