Blue Grass Police Department - To Serve and Protect

Blue Grass Police Department
606 W. Mayne Street
Blue Grass, IA 52726

Emergency: 911 or non-Emergency
Non-emergency: 911
Answering machine: 1-563-381-1485
Fax: 1-563-381-2157

Police Sergeant Garrett Jahns, 4 years of service

Full-Time Police Officer, Robert Quinn, 1 year of service

Part-Time Officers:  Kurt Blackburn, Joshua Bujalski

Police Department Services

Our office is located at 606 West Mayne Street, Blue Grass, Iowa, however, we are dispatched through the Scott County Sheriff’s Department at the emergency or non-emergency 911 phone number. When an officer is not on duty, the Scott County Sheriff’s Department is then dispatched to the call. Our office is a sub-station for the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, where they can complete and transmit their reports.

The Blue Grass Police Department is here to serve and protect and assist other agencies whenever needed. The department has a great working relationship amongst each other as well as with others

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Sergeant Garrett Jahns is a U.S. Army Infantry Veteran. Although he was born and raised in Davenport, he came to us from the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona where he served as a Deputy for over 6 years.

In Arizona, Sergeant Jahns served as: a field training officer, traffic RADAR instructor, a general instructor for Arizona criminal law, an instructor at the Sheriff’s Auxiliary Academy, a dive team search and recovery team member, the agency coordinator for the DUI Task Force and he is one of the founding members of the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant while working there and he brings all of this to the Blue Grass Police Department.

Sergeant Jahns has an enormous amount of training and experience with investigations ranging from traffic enforcement investigations, including OWI and drug interdiction traffic stops to heinous crime investigations.

Sergeant Jahns supervises the patrol officers at the police Department. He is the coordinator for the Governor’s Office Traffic Safety Bureau here in Blue Grass. He has been with us since July 2nd, 2012. He continually looks for ways to work with the citizens of Blue Grass through his many fundraisers and special programs such as Shop with a Cop. He works very hard to partner up with and educate the citizens and the children of Blue Grass through various programs and the Police Department Facebook page. 

 

Officer Robert Guinn comes to us as a prior patrol sergeant from Cordova Illinois who most recently worked at the Wilton Police Department. Among various police departments in Rock Island County, he also worked as a corporal under the scope of the Milan Auxiliary Police for the Milan Police Department in Illinois. He was the Parks Ambassador for the City of Davenport and has served as a police officer for total of 10 years.

Officer Guinn started with the Blue Grass Police Department on July 1st, 2015 as a part time police officer. On October 17th, 2016 Officer Guinn was promoted to a full-time status.

Besides the many patrol functions of a police officer, Officer Guinn specializes in crimes against children and has received dedicated training in missing and exploited children investigations.

Officer Guinn’s dedication to serving the people of Blue Grass and the mission of the police department continue to be his top priority. 

Officer Kurt Blackburn is a U.S. Army Veteran who comes to us from the Davenport Fire Department. He has been a firefighter for 15 years and he currently holds the rank of Lieutenant at the fire department.

Officer Blackburn was hired as a part time police officer for the City of Blue Grass on July 1st, 2015. He specializes in arson investigations. He received his peace officer certification through the arson investigator certification process.

Officer Blackburn is a valuable team member of the Blue Grass Police Department. His patrol and investigative techniques are well received by the public.  He is ever ready to serve the citizens of Blue Grass whenever he is called upon.

Officer Joshua Bujalski is a Marine Corps Veteran. He deployed to Iraq in 2005 with the 2nd battalion 1st Marines. He reenlisted in 2008 and was stationed at the school of infantry at Camp Pendleton where he became a combat instructor and a trainer for martial arts instructors.

He was awarded a combat action ribbon, the Navy Marine Corps Achievement medal. For his contributions to the Marine Corps Martial Arts Course, he was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame and the Masters Hall of Fame.

Officer Bujalski currently works as a full-time police officer for the Buffalo Police Department. He came to work as a part-time police officer for Blue Grass on June 6th, 2016.

His specialty is in traffic enforcement operations which includes OWI and drug interdiction investigations.

 

 

Scott County Regional Authority awards the Blue Grass Police Department $25,000.00 to purchase a New SUV:

The City of Blue Grass and the Blue Grass Police Department would like to recognize the Scott County Regional Authority for thier support.  The Scott County Regional Authority awarded the City of Blue Grass Police Department $25,000.00 toward the purchase of a 2014 Chevy Tahoe Law Enforcement Vehicle.  Thank you Scott County Regional Authority for your continued support.

Scott County Regional Authority awards the Blue Grass Police Department $7,933.00 to purchase bullet-proof vests,

body cameras and radios:

Great News!  The Scott County Regional Authority awarded the Blue Grass Police Department $7,933.00 in grant monies to purchase bullet-proof vests, body camera and radios for the City’s Police Department.   “Public safety” is a number-one priority and with the help of the SCRA, Blue Grass Police Officer’s will have updated bullet-proof vests and be equipped with a body camera.  The radios are part of the City’s disaster planning and will assist if and when a disaster strikes.  Thank you Scott County Regional Authority for your continued support.