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Administration Division

The Administration Division is under the command of Major Jeff Bladel.  Major Bladel is the Assistant Chief of Police.  The Internal Affairs Officer, VIPS Coordinator/Social Media Assistant  and one Senior Administrative Assistant support the division.

Major Jeff Bladel


Emergency Services Team

The Emergency Services Team is a group of officers trained in special weapons and tactics. The team consists of three elements: tactical, marksmen/observers, and negotiators. The team responds when requested to assist with medium to high-risk search warrants, barricaded subjects with a weapon, hostage situations, suicidal subjects, and any other occasion where the training and skills of the officers can be utilized to assist in resolving the incident. EST tactical and marksmen officers are required to maintain a level of physical fitness and shooting skills which allow them to complete these assignments.

Internal Affairs

The Davenport Police Department recognizes the importance of maintaining proper professional conduct and being accountable to the citizens we serve. The Department assigns one command level officer as the Internal Affairs Officer. Lt. Gil Proehl serves as the Internal Affairs Officer.  He is a member of the Administration Division and answers directly to the Chief of Police and Assistant Chief of Police. The Internal Affairs Officer is responsible for investigating allegations of improper conduct by any employee of the Davenport Police Department.

It is the policy of the Davenport Police Department to thoroughly investigate any allegation of wrong-doing by any Department employee while protecting the rights of the accused employee. Complaints may be submitted in person, by telephone, by e-mail or by mail. Download a printable Citizen Complaint Report here.

Contact Information:
Lt. Gil Proehl

LGBT Liaison

The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Liaison Officer is to build-on and strengthen the relationship between the LGBT community and the Davenport Police Department by creating a mutual trust and confidence in the Police through the provision of fair and professional policing services.

The actions taken by the Davenport Police Department in dealing with incidents of racial, religious, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other acts of bias, are visible signs of its concern and commitment to this community.  Special emphasis will be placed on victim assistance, community cooperation and public safety response in order to reduce victim/community trauma, fear, repeat victimization or retaliatory acts.

For questions regarding the LGBT Liaison contact Ofc. DeLaere at 563-888-3621 or by email.

Mobile Precinct Station

The Davenport Police Department has a useful tool in its crime fighting arsenal, the Mobile Precinct Station (MPS). The Mobile Precinct is an extension of the police department and can be placed almost anywhere in the city. It has multiple uses, such as a mobile police substation, major incident command center, crime scene investigation mobile lab or public relations.

The goal of the Mobile Precinct is to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. The MPS is used to support our NETS Officers, Neighborhood Watch Programs and other areas that need enhanced law enforcement services. We also coordinate our efforts with other community services. These services include the city housing department, city environmental, city legal and area mediation services.

The Mobile Precinct is a 26' self contained trailer that is pulled by our prisoner transport vehicle. It can generate its own power in remote areas or use an onsite fixed outlet. The MPS will be used in the community year round.

There are three areas within the MPS. The front section has two work stations equipped with mobile data computers (MDC). A portable radio can also be set up in the work area as needed. The MPS has a television/VCR unit that can be used to monitor news coverage or review taped information about the site. This area also has a sound resistant closing partition to isolate it from the other areas.