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Counterfeit Currency Alert

Within the past 2 weeks, Dubuque Police have received several reports of counterfeit currency circulating in the community.  Counterfeit bills have been passed at a variety of local businesses including convenience stores, restaurants, and department stores.  The fake currency varies in denomination and includes ten, twenty, fifty and one hundred dollar bills.  Police are asking citizens, merchants and financial institution personnel to be vigilant and carefully examine incoming currency whenever possible.  At a minimum, two-stage verification testing is recommended (example: using a counterfeit detection marker and checking for the embedded denomination band).  More recommendations for detecting counterfeit currency are available on the Secret Service website:< read more...

City Offices Closed on Martin Luther King Jr Day
DUBUQUE, Iowa – City of Dubuque offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  This includes City Hall and other City offices and facilities.January’s second City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Federal Building, 350 W. 6th St., rather than Monday.There will be no refuse and recycling collection on Monday, Jan. 19. Instead, these collections will be made on the prev read more...
Revised Sledding Ordinance Goes Into Effect
DUBUQUE, Iowa — Dubuque has joined a growing list of communities across the country that are taking steps to address liability and safety concerns related to sledding on city-owned properties. A revised City of Dubuque ordinance limiting sledding on city-owned property to two parks that was adopted at Monday’s City Council meeting went into effect today.  The ordinance only applies to activities on city-owned properties and does NOT apply to private property or public read more...
Dubuque Prepares for Emerald Ash Borer
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Emerald ash borer (EAB) infestations have now been confirmed in 18 Iowa counties and as close to Dubuque as Jo Daviess County, Ill. While infestations of the destructive invasive species have not yet been noted in Dubuque, City staff are developing plans to deal with that eventual discovery and the short- and long-term impacts that will accompany it.The Dubuque City Council will consider at their Jan. 5 meeting the adoption of a recommended Emerald Ash Borer Readi read more...
Upper Bee Branch Creek Restoration Set to Begin in 2015
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The City of Dubuque will begin work on the Upper Bee Branch Creek Restoration during the 2015 construction season. The two-part project will begin at Garfield Avenue and proceed north to East 24th Street near Comiskey Park.Part one of the project includes the removal of the buried Bee Branch storm sewer which will be replaced with a 2,300-foot long creek and green space. This portion also includes two vehicular bridges located at Rhomberg Avenue and East 22nd Street, utilit read more...
Dubuque Police Department To Receive Donation For Body Cameras
The Dubuque Area Landlord Association (D.A.L.A.) recently announced its plan to donate $2,500 to the Dubuque Police Department for the purchase of body cameras for officers.  The presentation of this donation is planned for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015, at the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center.The Dubuque Police Department has had a limited number of body cameras in use for approximately 5 years, but has been exploring broader use throughout the department.  To that end, read more...
Tips for Preventing Frozen Plumbing This Winter
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The City of Dubuque encourages residents to be proactive in ensuring plumbing and water meters in homes or businesses are properly protected from freezing during the winter months. The following are tips for preventing frozen plumbing:Keep your home or apartment thermostat temperature set to at least 55 degrees.Do not block heat to areas of your residence that contain plumbing or water fixtures. Keep doors open to bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and cabinets that contai read more...
Applications Being Accepted for 19th Annual Citizens Police Academy
The Dubuque Police Department is currently accepting applications from Dubuque citizens wishing to participate in the 19th annual session of the Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA). The purpose of this program is to build a better understanding between citizens and police through education. The CPA does not certify participants as law enforcement officers. All sessions are taught by law enforcement professionals and other members of the Criminal Justice System. Classroom time includes presentat read more...

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