Davenport, IA

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Davenport is a city on the eastern edge of Iowa on the Mississippi River.  Davenport is the county seat of Scott County, and has a population approaching 100,000.  Prostitution and child sex trafficking are documented problems in the city.  Davenport police have conducted street level reverse stings using undercover female police officers, in an effort to reduce consumer level demand. They have also conducted prostitution stings and disrupted human trafficking rings in the area. The names, ages, and photos of those arrested are released by police to the media.


Key Partners

  • Davenport Police Department


State Iowa
Type City
Population 98975
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