Email:Chief of Police Jared Warner
Iola Police Department
2 W. Jackson Ave
P.O. Box 391
Iola, KS. 66749

To speak to a member of the Iola Police Department or for business matters, Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm; Business Phone: (620)365-4960.

To request an Officer, file a police report, or other non-emergency Police response, or after hours contact; Dispatch Phone: (620)365-1437.

Emergency: Dial 911

Quick Links

Animal Control

Community Resources

Domestic Violence


Allen County Crime Stoppers


Security Checks

The Iola Police Department offers Residential Security Checks to individuals who are out of town, away from their home. There is no charge for this service. To request a Security Check, please fill out the form below, including your signature, and mail or deliver in person to the Chief of Police.

Security Check Form

Street Closure Requests

A citizen in need of a street closure for special occasion or special situation, may make a request to the Chief of Police. Please use the form below.

Street Closure Request Form

Useful Information

Is my vehicle Street Legal?

Which child safety seat do I need?

Can I get an Antique license plate?

I'm having a problem with my Landlord/ Tenant....

My teen age child has a learners permit/ restricted license. Where can he/ she drive?

Iola Police Department

The Iola Police Department is a full service agency consisting of Patrol, Investigations, Community Resource, Animal Control, Records, and Court Services. The department has 1 civilian and 16 sworn law enforcement personnel, all under the direction of the Chief of Police. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Mission Statement

"We the members of the Iola Police Department are committed to protecting and serving the public in a courteous and professional manner. We are dedicated to providing fair and impartial treatment in the enforcement and preservation of federal, state, and local laws.

We believe community policing and education promotes a bond of trust between the community and the Department. We will strive to be good role models to youth by demonstrating good moral and ethical values, in partnership with the community."


Supervisors and Patrol Officers work fixed 12 hour shifts with rotating days off. The Patrol Division is augmented by the Chief of Police, Community Resource Officer, and Detective, on an as needed basis. The Patrol Division is staffed by 12 full time, sworn police officers. It consists of 4 fixed shifts that provide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week police protection to the City of Iola.


All Dispatch services for the Iola Police Department are operated by the Allen County Emergency Response Center under direction of the Allen County 911 Board.


The Iola Police Department has one full time investigator responsible for larger scale investigations that follow the initial police report made to patrol officers. The Iola Police Department is currently seeking information on any open cases. If anyone has information about any unsolved cases, call (620)365-4960.

Driver and Vehicle Information

Vehicle Registration

Vehicle registrations for Iola residents can be completed by visiting the Allen County Treasurer's office located inside the Allen County Courthouse building.

Golf Cart, ATV, and Micro Utility Permits

Vehicle Permit and Inspection Form must be filled out and inspection completed by inspecting officer. Remit payment to City Clerks Office.

Driver's License Examiner's Office (for new driver's licenses, permits and renewals)

Located in the Allen County Courthouse
1 N. Washington Ave.
Iola, KS 66749
Phone: (620)365-5971
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 7 am to 5 pm

Driver's License Supensions/ Revocations

For matters concerning driver's license suspensions and revocations, you must contact the Kansas Department of Revenue, Division of Driver Control