Public Safety

The Fort Dodge Human Rights Commission’s mission is to secure for all individuals within the City of Fort Dodge freedom from discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age or mental or physical disability in connection with employment, public accommodations, housing, and credit, and thereby to protect the personal dignity of these individuals to insure their full productive capacities, to preserve the public safety, health, and general welfare, and to promote the interests, rights, and privileges of individual citizens in Fort Dodge.


819 1st Ave S, Fort Dodge

Under Chief Kevin Doty, The Fort Dodge Police Department (FDPD) consists of 40 sworn officers actively working for the safety and security of its citizens. The FDPD’s basic mission is prevention of crime. The FDPD attempts this goal through prevention, deterrence and apprehension of offenders with the gathering of evidence.

515.573.1424 (Non-emergency); In case of an emergency, dial 911

Law Enforcement Center, 702 1st Ave S, Fort Dodge

The Webster County Crime Stoppers organization has served the Webster County area for more than 30 years by providing a critical link between law enforcement services and the public. Directed by a board of committed volunteers, Crime Stoppers’ number one priority is to provide a safer community for all citizens and visitors of Fort Dodge, which positively impacts the quality of life.

If you have any information about a crime that’s been committed, call the Webster County Crime Stoppers at 515.573.1444 or 800.542.9702, text “LEC” and your tip to 2-7-4-6-3-7 or email You can also submit a tip online at Your information will be taken in strictest confidence. Anonymity is protected and you never have to give your name. Tips that lead to the arrest of suspects, as well as the recovery of stolen property and drugs are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000, which are paid to tipsters on an anonymous basis.


Webster County Emergency Management is a coordinated effort, involving local, state, and federal government agencies as well as volunteer organizations and businesses. These various entities assist citizens and their communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or reduce the effects of natural, civil, and technological emergencies and disasters. The primary goal is to prevent injuries. save lives, and reduce property damage in the community.

515.573.1403 or 515.570.3885

723 1st Ave S, Fort Dodge

The Webster County Sheriff’s Department serves Webster County in all areas of law enforcement and is staffed by Sheriff James V. Stubbs, 16 sworn Deputies (I.L.E.A. Certified Peace Officers), four civil clerks, two civil process servers and a reserve unit.

515.573.1410 (Non-emergency); In case of an emergency, dial 911

Law Enforcement Center, 702 1st Ave S, Fort Dodge