About the Department

Department photo


The City of Le Mars is located in the northwest part of the state of Iowa in Plymouth County.


Our department has:

  • 14 full time law enforcement officers
  • 2 full-time support staff
  • 1 part-time support staff


  • Accident reconstruction and technical investigations
  • Automated defibrillators in patrol vehicles
  • Bike patrol operations
  • Computer crime investigations
  • Crime prevention
  • Domestic abuse investigations
  • Drug and patrol canine
  • Drunk/drugged driver investigation
  • Gang investigations
  • Intelligence investigations (L.E.I.N.)
  • Narcotics investigation/drug task force
  • Safety programs for schools
  • Sex crimes investigations
  • Special response team

  1. Kevin Vande Vegte

    Police Chief

  2. Justin Daale

    Assistant Police Chief

  3. Wendy Cody

    Office Manager

  4. Jill Vander Windt

    Office Assistant

  5. Police Department

    Physical Address
    205 5th Ave NW
    PO Box 236
    Le Mars, IA 51031


    Fax: 712-548-4344
    Emergency Phone: 911

Officers of the Le Mars Police Department in the 1900s
Le Mars Police Department Early 1900s