City Hall and all other City facilities are closed to the public as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The closures will be effective after 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and will continue through May 15, 2020. City staff will continue to report to their offices and serve the public. Residents are encouraged to conduct City business online or by contacting individual City departments directly. Residents who are unsure how to conduct their City business may contact the City’s customer service hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 515.239.5670.

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Public Information

Press Log (past 4 days) This is a log of calls for service for the Ames Police Department. The log may not be all inclusive. More information may be available on the city's Press Release site. See 

Arrest Report (past 4 days) A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Public Information Officer

The Ames Police Department's Public Information Officer serves as a liaison between the department and the news media on events of concern to the public, major crime incidents and operational activities of the department.

The Public Information Officer can be contacted Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 515-239-5312 or 515-239-5130.

Commander Jason Tuttle is the current PIO, 515-239-5312,