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Police Department

The Police Department is working to keep the City of Harlan a safe place to live and work by forming partnerships with its citizens and businesses. All that we do will reflect a commitment which ensures to merit the support and trust of our community. For emergencies, call 911. The non-emergency phone number is (712) 755-5151. The Police Department is located at 709 Durant Street, Harlan IA  51537. Derrick Yamada, Police Chief.

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To Serve and Protect

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)We invite you to become our partners in making your neighborhood a better place to live.  Being a partner might mean:

  • Participating in a neighborhood watch group or neighborhood improvement committee
  • Volunteering in a school or youth organization
  • Staying informed and getting involved in community issues that matter to you
  • Being an observant, caring and considerate neighbor
  • Volunteering with the Police Department

Organizational Values

As members of the Harlan Police Department we accept responsibility for contributing to the quality of life in our community.  We believe the character of our Department is best reflected in the quality of service provided by each of our members.  We will meet the challenge to provide quality through our shared values and commitment to the following:

Serve in an impartial, courteous, responsive and affective manner
Maintain an attitude which respects the dignity and rights of those we serve
Facilitate open communication with public
Take responsibility for our actions and be willing to admit our mistakes
Professionalism which is the result of clear sense of perspective and direction strengthened by teamwork and innovations
Remain enthusiastic and put empathy first and foremost in public and employee relations
Promote community involvement and cooperation.
Be ever mindful that we are members of the public we serve


Police Department Staff

Click on Name to Email Position
Derrick Yamada Chief of Police
Brent Soll Sergeant
Tim Pederson Sergeant/K-9
Rylee Walter Patrol Officer
Kasey Brosamle Patrol Officer
Jeffrey Trailer Patrol Officer
Brandon Gosch Patrol Officer
Blake Patten Patrol Officer
Angie Hansen Office Manager

Reserve Police Force

HPD has a Reserve Officer program that has been in existence for over ten years.  If anyone is interested, you can call the office at 712-755-5151 for information about joining.

Code of Ethics

AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.

I WILL keep my private life unsullied as an example of all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule, ; develop self restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others.  Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department.  Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided in me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I RECOGNIZE the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service.  I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself service God to my chosen enforcement.