In response to COVID-19, City Hall and City facilities are closed to the public through May 15, 2020. However, many City staff continue to work in their offices. Conduct City business online or by contacting individual City departments directly. Questions? Call the City hotline at 515.239.5670 from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday or email

515 Clark Avenue
Ames, IA 50010

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency/TDD:  515-239-5133

Administration: 515-239-5130
Crime Tip Line: 515-239-5533
Records Division: 515-239-5135
Property/Evidence: 515-239-5133
24-hour Fax: 515-239-5429

Report crime tips directly from your cell phone to Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa! Download the app for your Apple or Android here:

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CALL: 515-223-1400 (CICS Tip Line)
TEXT "PCCS" and your tip to 274637 (CRIMES)
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Administration Contacts

Police Chief - Charles Cychosz, 515-239-5130,
Patrol Commander - Geoff Huff, 515-239-5317,
Investigation Commander/Public Information Officer - Jason Tuttle, 515-239-5312,
Support Services Manager - Doug Houghton, 515-239-5311,
Chief's Secretary - Jan Schmitt, 515-239-5130,