News Flash

Our City News

Posted on: November 9, 2022

Mark Howard Named Cedar Falls Police Chief

Mark Howard

During the Cedar Falls City Council meeting on November 7, 2022, the Council named Mark Howard the new Cedar Falls Police Chief. Howard had been serving as Acting Police Chief since March 2022 following the appointment of former Chief Craig Berte to Public Safety Director.

The vote came after a recommendation from Mayor Rob Green, City Administrator Ron Gaines, and Public Safety Director Berte to appoint Howard, who has been with the Cedar Falls Police Department since 2007. He has served as a Police Officer, Investigator, Lieutenant, Captain, and Public Safety Captain.

Howard graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1987 and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in 1993. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science as well as a Master's Degree in Public Policy from UNI.

"I grew up in Cedar Falls and I truly enjoy serving every day to improve the quality of life for all of our citizens," said Howard. "After 16 years with the City, I look forward to continuing my service as the Police Chief alongside our incredible team of officers and employees," said Howard.

"The Cedar Falls Police Division will continue to make the city a better place for all by providing effective and efficient proactive police services, utilizing technology and special enforcement efforts targeting areas with the potential for violent crime."

Howard's new position became effective on November 8.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Our City News

Trail Closure Notice - Cedar Prairie Trail

Posted on: September 10, 2023
Public Safety press release image

Cedar Falls Under Burn Ban

Posted on: September 8, 2023
TC panther mascot with a family

Panthers on Parade

Posted on: August 29, 2023

Alley Closure Notice

Posted on: August 10, 2023

The Falls Aquatic Center August Hours

Posted on: August 3, 2023
Kids sitting in a row with firefighters

Cedar Falls Hosts Youth Fire Academy

Posted on: August 2, 2023
Trick or Treat 2019

Cedar Falls Trick or Treat 2023

Posted on: July 25, 2023

Alley Closure Notice

Posted on: June 26, 2023

West 6th Street Lane Closure

Posted on: June 9, 2023
Fireworks allowed from 9 AM to 10 AM on July 3 and From 9 AM to 11 AM on July 4 (text)

Cedar Falls Fireworks Ordinance

Posted on: June 2, 2023

Visit the Cedar Falls Art Mural

Posted on: October 26, 2022

Center Street Corridor Streetscape Project

Posted on: September 29, 2022
construction updates graphic

27th Street Reconstruction Phase II

Posted on: September 15, 2022