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Dubuque Center Lobby Hours

The Dubuque Law Enforcement Center is instituting a new policy for our lobby hours. Beginning today, our inner lobby doors will be locked from 4:30 PM - 8:00 AM, and the outer lobby doors to the sidewalk will be locked from 6:00 PM - 8:00 AM. Anyone who needs to conduct after-hours business here is still welcome to do so. Simply use the recently installed call button/speaker and dispatch will remotely unlock the doors so you can file complaints, speak to an officer/deputy, put money on inmate accounts, etc.For many years the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center has served as a temporary refuge for homeless individuals who needed any occasional place to stay the night, particularly during the winter months. Unfortunately, over the past few months several individuals have abused this privilege, staying here day after day, leaving their trash and personal items lying around, and making citizens uncomfortable or afraid to come in to conduct business. Although we recognize the challenges and vulnerabilities of this segment of our population, we can no longer tolerate this as an organization.

We are saddened to come to this conclusion. However, we feel the Law Enforcement Center is a place people should feel safe entering when they need services. We are simply trying to keep it that way. Thanks, and stay safe.



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