Administration staff


Chief of Police - Jeremy Logan

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Chief Logan joined the Oelwein Police Department, as a Communications Operator and Part-time Police Officer in 1990. In 1993, Chief Logan began work as a police officer for the Mt. Pleasant Police Department. Later in 1993, he accepted a full-time police officer position with the Oelwein Police Department. Chief Logan was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1997 and in February of 2002 was appointed to the position of Chief of Police. In 2022, Chief Logan graduated from the FBI - National Academy Session 283. Chief Logan holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership-Criminal Justice Leadership from Waldorf University, a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Waldorf University, and an Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Police Science from Hawkeye Community College.

Chief Logan has been certified in and served as a department and a state instructor in the following areas: Defensive Tactics Instructor, CPR Instructor, & ASP Baton Instructor. He has also been certified by the Drug Enforcement Agency as a Clandestine Laboratory Investigator.

In 1998, Chief Logan received a Police Commendation for Valor, in connection with disarming a subject that had a knife and was assaulting another individual. In 2001, Chief Logan received a Written Commendation for the peaceful resolution to handling an incident involving a male subject that was threatening officers with a knife.

Chief Logan has been married to his wife Jean since 1995 and they have two sons and a daughter.

Acknowledgements: 2018 Iowa Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Executive of the Year. 2017 International Association of Chiefs of Police Leaders in Community Policing Award

Chief Logan is the current co-chair of the Iowa Law Enforcement Vision for Equality Task Force and has served on the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Advisory Board, the Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications Systems Board, Focus Advisory Board for the National Center for Rural Law Enforcement and various other state and federal advisory boards.

Chief Logan is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Iowa Chiefs of Police Association and the Iowa Peace Officer's Association. Chief Logan was elected President of the Iowa Police Chiefs Association in 2011 and was re-elected to this position in 2012, 2014 and 2016.


Captain - Ronald Voshell

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Captain Ron Voshell began his law enforcement career in early 1999 as the Chief of Police for the City of New Hartford Police Department. After serving the City of New Hartford - Capt. Voshell joined the Lucas County Sheriff's Office and served as a road deputy. He then made the move back to north east Iowa and joined the Oelwein Police Department in May of 2002 as a patrolman. Capt. Voshell was promoted to the Rank of Sergeant in January of 2004 and then was promoted to the Rank of Lieutenant in August of 2011. Ron was promoted to Captain in August of 2013 and currently serves the department in that capacity. Capt. Voshell has served as the Oelwein Police Department's Oleoresin Capsicum (OC/Mace) instructor and also as one of the department's Defensive Tactics Instructors. Capt. Voshell also served as the department's Reserve Officer Program Coordinator and Instructor. Capt. Voshell previously served in the Marine Corps Reserve in communications with an artillery battery and also in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Military Police Officer.

Captain Voshell has received specialized training in the following areas: Bicycle Patrol (Certified Bicycle Patrol Officer), Search and Seizure, Incident Command/Management, Drug Interdiction, Police Management, Drug Recognition (DRO), and is one of the department's implicit bias instructors.

Captain Voshell also was the department's Police Canine Handler until September 2011. “Hawk” who was a German Shepherd imported from the Cezh Republic and was a full service police canine who lived with Capt. Voshell and came to work with Capt. Voshell every shift. "Hawk" was retired in September of 2011 and subsequently passed away in 2012. When not working; Captain Voshell spends most of his time with family and friends. He is happily married and has three children; Cheyenne, Gage, and Mahayla. Capt. Voshell also enjoys playing basketball, camping, playing cards or anything competitive.

Captain Voshell's favorite quote:

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure"- Colin Powell

Lieutenant Brandon DeJong


Lieutenant Brandon DeJong began his law enforcement career in 2000 as a Reserve Officer for the city of Belle Plaine. Lt. DeJong also worked as a reserve officer of his home town of Vinton. He joined the Oelwein Police Department in June of 2003 after working for the City of Sigourney, Iowa. He has an Associates degree in Police Science that he earned from Hawkeye Community College in 1999.

Lt. DeJong is a Fiirearms Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor, as well as a D.A.R.E. Instructor. Other assignments include Bike Patrol, as well as the Oelwein Police Department’s Special Response Team (SRT). He is also in charge of the Oelwein Public Safety Poker Run that is held annually in late September, to early October every year. All of the proceeds raised from the Poker Run are donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Lt. DeJong enjoys hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle.



Lieutenant Shannon Cox


Lieutenant Shannon Cox, has been a police officer for approximately 19 years.   Served in the Iowa Army National Guard for 6 years as a Military Police Officer.   Enjoys spending time with his 2 children and 2 dogs.  In his spare time, Lt. Cox enjoys camping with family and friends and participating in sporting events.