All City of Ankeny buildings are closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All residents, contractors and others are encouraged to do business with the City via phone, email or this website. Find contact information now.

These operational changes  are reflective of the suggested guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Iowa Department of Public Health. The City is committed to protecting its employees and citizens during this pandemic. View additional information on the City of Ankeny response and updates at


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    Ankeny Police Department offers several programs throughout the year. Our most popular program is the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) typically offered in February of each year. The CPA provides residents with a hands-on experience that allows them to mirror the work of a police officer, investigate crime scenes, handle firearms and review a homicide case. This program receives great acclaim from attendees and is endorsed by our Mayor and City Council.

    If you are interested in solving crimes you will want to become involved with our Most Wanted page where we post photographs of suspects along with the dates and locations of crimes in our city. We’ve had tremendous success from viewers who have assisted us with identification of suspects and clearance of criminal cases.

    Join us for an open house, typically held in May each year. The open house invites you to walk through our facility and witness first-hand the work performed behind the scene by talented technicians and officers.

    We encourage you to visit this site often as we post more opportunities to involve you with our organization.