From the Chief

Chief Michael Venema

The men and women of the Clive Police Department are dedicated to serving you and responding to your public safety needs. We pride ourselves on professionalism and public service. We have embraced the concept of Community Policing which creates a partnership between the citizens of the community and the police department in solving the crime related problems within our city. We rely on your communication and input. We encourage you to take an active role in crime prevention by participating in one of our many programs designed to improve public safety and enhance our quality of life. These programs include Neighborhood Watch, Operation Identification, Crimestoppers, 411 Program, Child Passenger Safety Seat Checkpoints, Bicycle Rodeos, the PACE Car Program, as well as others. We take great pride in our police department and the quality of service we provide to our citizens. We stand ready to assist you with a prompt, professional response. Please keep our phone numbers handy.

Emergency = 9-1-1
WESTCOM Dispatch = 515-222-3321
Records/Information = 515-278-1312

Michael Venema joined Clive Police Department as Chief of Police in 2012.  Prior to his appointment he spent 26 years with the Davenport Police Department where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant.  During his time at Davenport he worked at various assignments, including patrol officer, evidence technician, field training officer, detective, supervisor, and commander.  He was in charge of many projects in his tenure including CALEA accreditation, building project manager, and automated traffic enforcement technology.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration from Western Illinois University.  He is a 2004 graduate of the FBI National Academy.

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