Iowa Peace Officers


SRO Steve Jacobs,  Council Bluffs Police Department

Steve Jacobs, an eight year member of the Council Bluffs Police Department, is the newest executive board member of the Iowa Peace Officers Association.  Jacobs, a Council Bluffs native, began his law enforcement career with CBPD in 2008, working overnights.  During that time, he served many roles, including Field Training officer and a member of both Emergency Services Team and Honor Guard.   Currently, Jacobs serves as a School Resource officer, certified in the instruction of Standard Response Protocol initiative.  Going into his third school year, Jacobs believes being an SRO provides a unique opportunity to interact and become a positive role model for the juvenile community that sometimes see police in a negative light.   


Jacobs is also a member of the executive board of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #1, the recognized bargaining unit for Council Bluffs officers.  Having served as a trustee, Jacobs is currently Secretary with the FOP.  Jacobs is the youngest officer on the board of the FOP, adding a needed perspective in union matters. 


In addition to his many duties with CBPD, Jacobs is also a commissioned officer with the Nebraska Army National Guard, serving as a platoon leader for the past three years.   After nine years with the Guard, Jacobs still enjoys the many assignments across the state, including a 12 month deployment to Afghanistan in 2010/11.  The hardship of being away from his wife (Elyzabeth) and single child at the time proved difficult but provided experiences and memories never to be forgotten. Jacobs is still married to Elyzabeth for the past 11 years and have added another child to the family since his deployment.   With one in diapers and the other just starting pre-school, the kids keep Steve and Elyzabeth on the go.  With his hectic schedule, Jacobs gives full credit to the support provided by his family in making it all possible.


Jacobs continues to look for new challenges and is honored to serve members of the Iowa law enforcement community with this appointment to the Iowa Peace Officers Association’s executive board.   We welcome him aboard and wish him well.   

Officer Steve Jacobs

Council Bluffs Police Dept.