Serving the People
The outstanding quality of life in Ottumwa is maintained through solid leadership and safety. A mayor and city council of five officials serve the city. Municipal services include electric power, natural gas, and water and sewer services.
The Ottumwa Police Department protects citizens and property throughout the community. There are 38 full-time officers. The Wapello County Sheriff’s Department and the Iowa State Patrol provide additional law enforcement. The Ottumwa Fire Department employs 33 full-time professionals. Emergency 911 service is available throughout the county.