Chief Keith Vincent is a native of Iowa and is a graduate of Iowa High School. He is a U.S. Army Veteran and college graduate (B.S. Degree from McNeese State & Masters of Science Degree from GCU). He has completed numerous law enforcement related training courses and has over twenty years of law enforcement experience.

Howard "Keith" Vincent, Iowa Police Chief

​Mission Statement

The primary goal of the Police Department is protection of life and property, prevention of crime and apprehension of criminal perpetrators. The Department has a firm adherence to a code of especially moral standards and artistic values. The Department strives with professionalism, honor and integrity to provide the best possible police service to residents of Iowa and to those who work, travel and shop here. We recognize and take pride in our continuous contribution to the quality of life in our community.


He is now serving his third term elected as Iowa Police Chief and looks forward to continue improving the department. During his first term an annual children’s camp was started in 2007 and has continued through every year at no cost to the participants, as well as several other annual functions for the citizens. The department has improved on its equipment and is constantly transitioning into a more modern agency that is more effective on combating crime.

Chief Vincent's primary goal of the Iowa Police Department is protection of life and property, prevention of crime and apprehension of perpetrators.

Iowa Police Department

"The primary goal of the Police Department is protection of life and property, prevention of crime and apprehension of criminal perpetrators..."

115 N Thomson - Iowa, Louisiana  70647 - 337-582-3636