Phone: (641) 484-4678 Toll Free: 1-800-944-9503 Fax: (641) 484-5424


Police Department

“Protecting the Proud Culture and Traditions”



Office Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Office Telephone (641) 484-4844 

  • Located on the 2nd floor of the Public Works Building, use east side entrance and up the stairs
  • Officers are scheduled on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week shifts

For 24 hour non-emergency assistance and to be connected to the MNPD officer on duty:

  1. Dial 641-484-3760 (Meskwaki/Tama County Dispatch telephone number)
  2. Choose option 1
  3. Ask to speak with the MNPD officer on duty

Our Mission:

The mission of the Meskwaki Nation Police Department is to improve the quality of life through the reduction of crime, maintenance of public order and the enhancement of public safety by providing open, honest, and professional law enforcement service while protecting the proud cultural tradition of the Meskwaki people.

Tribal Council Resolution #1-2001, passed January 18, 2011, enacted Articles 1 & 2 of Title 13, Law & Order of the Tribal Code, which legislatively established the Tribal Police Department. The department’s operational systems were activated in 2005, and the Meskwaki Nation Police Department (MNPD) patrols began October 1, 2006.

Our Focus:

  • Community oriented policing
  • Working in partnership with Tribal entities
  • Collaborating with other local, state, tribal and federal enforcement offices and agencies
  • Providing 24 hour patrols of the Meskwaki Settlement and surrounding boundaries
  • Assisting with ambulance medical and fire calls
  • Assisting motorists in need of help
  • Crime prevention
  • Conducting community education and outreach
  • Co-Sponsor of the Meskwaki Nation-Toledo Police Explorer Post #186 – the program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities.
  • Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) – site office for the registration of sex offenders.


Meskwaki Nation Police Department
Chief of Police  Jeff Schrock
Administrative Assistant  Melinda Diego
Assistant Chief of Police / SORNA Administrator Dustin Blackburn
Sergeant K. Raymond Brady
Sergeant Eric Lindsey
Detective Shawn Dahlin
Detective Jacob Molitor
Patrol Officer Mike Abdelshahid
Patrol Officer Shawncey Day
Patrol Officer Josh Gettle
Patrol Officer Charity Heller
Patrol Officer Kole Northland
Patrol Officer Ethan Richter
Patrol Officer Brian Northland


Contact The MNPD (Fillable Form)
Physical Address: Mailing Address: Phone: 641.484.4844
1632 305th Street
Tama, IA 52339
1632 305th Street
Tama, IA 52339 -9698
Fax: 641.484.4843
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