Motorcycles and Odd Rods gathered in Oelwein on Saturday, July 19th for the 9th annual Oelwein Public Safety Poker Run. As they cruised throughout NE Iowa, not only did they enjoy the sights and stops along the way, but the satisfaction of knowing they were raising money to help save children. Oelwein Police Officer Brandon DeJong has organized the Oelwein Public Safety Poker Run for the last 9 years, raising money for the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. This year, the group raised $600 which will help continue the hospitals lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. For more information or to donate to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, visit their website at www.stjude.org. The Oelwein Public Safety Poker Run starts and ends in Oelwein each year and anyone is invited to participate.
The Oelwein Police Dept. teamed up with the Iowa DNR and hosted a free Hunter Education class on July 15th & 16th, 2014 at the new Oelwein Police Dept. Hunter education is a mandatory program for anyone born after January 1, 1972 and is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to the many different types of outdoor recreational opportunities. The course teaches students basic survival and first aid skills, water safety, wildlife identification, and the basics of wildlife management, hunting laws, and firearm/archery safety. Hunter education also stresses the importance of individual responsibility and outdoor ethics.
Oelwein Officer Bentley (left) and Lt. Paul (right) were just a few of the instructors at the Hunter Safety Class 2014
Lt. Paul (left) and Officer Bentley (right) took the students to the range as part of the Hunter Safety Class 2014
BIG SPRING CLEAN UP
Saturday, May 10th, 8AM-Noon
Bring your junk to the South Municipal Parking Lot by the Log Cabin in Oelwein on Saturday, May 10th 8AM - Noon.
They will accept the following items at No Charge: Grills, furniture, garbage, mattresses, TV's, computers & accessories, oil (no filters), scrap metal, automotive batteries and appliances.
Dumpsters will be on-site for your use to help beautify our city.
NO Hazardous Materials, NO Chemicals & NO Paint.
Tires will be accepted for a fee:
Car & Light Truck - $2/tire Other Truck - $4/tire
Farm Front - $7/tire Farm Rear - $13/small tire or $20/large tire
(Tires with rims will not be accepted, unless separated)
Sponsored by the City of Oelwein, Oelwein Police Department & Oelwein Code Enforcement.
Nuisance abatement efforts will be ramped up after this limited time offer, so act now!
Please call Oelwein City Hall at 283-5440 with any questions.
Brush Pick-up is Scheduled for the Following Quadrants:
May 12th - Southeast
May 13th - Northwest
May 14th - Southwest
May 15th - Northwest
Oelwein Officer Ted Phillips (pictured above on the right) presents $1200 to Randy Myott for the Oelwein Youth Football League.
Last October Oelwein Officer Phillips organized a Haunted House at the old library here in Oelwein to raise money for the Oelwein Youth Football League. The one night event was a big success, raising $1200 for the league. Randy Myott accepted the donation for the football league on April 28th, 2014 to use for the up-coming season. Officer Phillips is planning on organizing another Haunted House this October.
The Oelwein Police Department is offering a free Hunter Education class on July 15th & 16th, 2014 at the Oelwein Police Department (501 Rock Island Rd). Hunter education is a mandatory program for anyone born after January 1, 1972 and is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to the many different types of outdoor recreational opportunities. The course teaches students basic survival and first aid skills, water safety, wildlife identification, and the basics of wildlife management, hunting laws, and firearm/archery safety. Hunter education also stresses the importance of individual responsibility and outdoor ethics.
After you register for the class, you will need to pick up your books at the Oelwein Police Department (501 Rock Island Rd) one week prior to the class. All chapter reviews must be completed in the books prior to July 15th. Please bring a sack lunch for both days.
Oelwein Officer Brandon DeJong taught A.L.I.C.E. training to a class at Upper Iowa University in Fayette on April 2nd, 2014.
A.L.I.C.E. (Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate) training teaches people to help prepare and strategize for an active shooter situation.
Thanks to all who came and donated!
The Oelwein Fire Department won the "Battle of the Badges" Blood Drive 2014.
Final score was Fire Dept 37, Police Dept 21.
RAGBRAI will be passing through Oelwein on Friday, July25th. We will have a community meeting to inform and give details on the events of the day. There will be rules and guidelines that EVERYONE will be required to follow. We’re doing this professionally, collectively as a community and in an organized fashion. No un-registered groups are authorized to set up booths, sell, advertise or be a vendor. A welcoming committee has been established, if you wish to join forces, please attend the meeting on March 31st at 6PM at the Plaza to find out more information. Vendor registration forms will be available at the meeting for interested groups. If you have questions prior to the meeting, please contact the OCAD Office 319-283-1105.
The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903
Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
4 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers
The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.
The Oelwein Police Department is presently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.
Click below for an application. You must first save the file then it will open as a fillable pdf.
Equal Employment Opportunity A.A./E.E.O.