Public Safety

The City of Garner is responsible for police and fire protection within the corporate city limits.  Ambulance service is provided by the independent Garner Volunteer Ambulance Service, to which the City makes an annual appropriation.


Police Department

The Garner Police Department is a 365-day per year operation with six full-time officers.

Police Chief- Tim Dodge

Patrol Officers- Sgt. Tyler Christy, Keanan Shannon, Bret Brandt, Mathew Berry, and Hayden Waring

K-9 Officer- Turbo

Police Contact Information: For emergency calls, please call 911.  For non-emergency calls, please call Hancock County dispatch at (641) 923-2621.

Fire Department

The Garner Fire Department is made up of 30 well-trained volunteers.

Chief - Brad Upmeyer
1st Ass't Chief - Jason Gayken
2nd Ass't Chief - Travis Dodd
Treasurer - Jeff Just
Secretary - Al Kuhlman

Ambulance Service

President- Steve Briola 
Vice President- Vacant
Sec. Treasurer- Belinda Oulman
Coordinator- Adam Upmeyer
Secretary- Ethan Curry
EMS Manager- Tim Buhr


575 West 3rd St
Garner IA 50438
Attached Document or FileBlock Party Policy Adopted in 2007, this policy governs block parties on City rights-of-way
Contact:City Hall, 135 W. 5th St., Garner, Iowa 50438, (641) 923-2588