First Baptist Church Receive Medal

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First Baptist Church Receive Medal and Cookin Up Cash 2014 Announced

     Oelwein Police Chief Jeremy Logan presented the First Baptist Church with the Citizen Service Medal for 2013, on Sunday, February 23rd.     The Citizen Service Medal is presented to any citizen, not employed by the Oelwein Police Department, who significantly assists the Oelwein Police Department and its members with accomplishing the department’s mission. 

     The First Baptist Church has significantly assisted the Oelwein Police Department by hosting the annual Cookin’ Up Cash 4 Cops police fundraiser. Not only has the fundraiser helped raise money for the department to purchase equipment and life-saving tools, but they have created a wonderful event that helps the Oelwein Police staff interact with the community in a positive atmosphere. “The members of the First Baptist Church continuously provide financial and moral support to the employees of our department.  Their faith and trust in us empowers us to work towards our mission” stated Chief Jeremy Logan.  “These great people not only assist us with the annual fundraiser, but they year round provide us with kinds words and encouragement.”

     The First Baptist Church announced they will once again host the Cookin Up Cash 4 Cops police fundraiser on Thursday, May 15th, 2014. More information will be announced as the date approaches.

Emergency Warming Shelter in Oelwein

The City of Oelwein residents are urged to take precautions during extreme cold conditions.  Colder than normal temperatures and wind chills are predicted for Oelwein during the next 24 – 72 hours.   The City of Oelwein wants its residents to know that precautions should be taken and proactive measures are being taken by the city to ensure the safety of its residents.  An Emergency Warming Center will be open for the public’s use.

Emergency Warming Center

Location: Oelwein Fire Department 200 West Charles St. Oelwein, IA 50662

Open- Sunday January 5th, 2014 at 8:00 am.  People must first check in at the Oelwein Police Department prior to going to the Emergency Warming Center.

If you are unable to make it to the center under your own power and are in danger please contact the Oelwein Police Department at 319-283-4311 for assistance.

For further information concerning this center please call 319-283-4311.

The City of Oelwein reminds every one of the following tips to stay safe during extreme cold:

• Dress warmly, and in layers, even if you are just making a short trip to the mailbox.

• Dress warmly even when you are inside—especially if you do not move a lot.

• The temperature inside your home should be set according to your own activity level, health, and medications. What is an acceptable, fuel-saving temperature for an active family may not be safe for an older person who has difficulty moving or takes certain medications.

• The elderly are especially susceptible to extremely cold temperatures. Check on elderly friends, family, or neighbors frequently.

• Remove clothing if it gets damp or wet. Wet clothing can make you more prone to hypothermia.

• Know the signs of frostbite and hypothermia. Symptoms of frostbite can include loss of feeling and loss of color and usually happens on the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers or toes. Symptoms of hypothermia in adults can include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, drowsiness, or slurred speech. In infants, symptoms of hypothermia can include bright red, cold skin and low energy.

• Check your car emergency kit and replace any items that are broken or are unsafe to use. 

December Just Play Food Drive


Just Play Food Drive

We appreciate all those who joined us and donated food items during the

Open Gym Nights at the Williams Wellness Center on

Friday, November 29th 6pm-8pm

Saturday, November 30th 4pm-7pm

Proceeds were donated to the Oelwein Community Kitchen Cupboard.

Arresting Hunger Food Drive

Sat. Nov. 23rd, 2013 Arresting Hunger Food Drive at Fareway in Oelwein

Thank you for your help. Proceeds donated to the Oelwein Community Kitchen Cupboard.

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Operation Round-Up

Operation Round-Up:Warrants Served for Drug Violations

On November 1, 2013, the Oelwein Police Department and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Iowa State Patrol and the West Union Police Department; served numerous warrants for drug violations.  The warrants stem from an extended narcotics investigation that resulted in arrests of eight people with law enforcement still seeking six individuals on warrants.

During the morning hours, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at 116 5th Avenue S.W.,  Oelwein.  Officers seized controlled substances, marijuana; paraphernalia and a stolen firearm.

“This operation was a success due to the collaborative effort of the Oelwein Police Department, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol and the West Union Police Department. Our agencies performed a similar operation several months back and this is a continuation of those efforts.  Whether an investigation takes a day, a month or many months;  our agencies are committed to providing a safe environment for those that wish to abide by the law. Today’s arrests further our efforts to continue to display our community as inhospitable towards those that wish to sell or distribute controlled substances,” stated Chief Jeremy Logan.

The investigation continues and more charges are pending.

Ground-Breaking Ceremony

New Oelwein Police Facility Ground-Breaking Ceremony on August 23rd, 2013

OPD Youth Camp With A Cop

Oelwein Youth Camp with a Cop a Success


Cookin Up Cash 4 Cops 2013

The Oelwein Police Dept. wants to Thank the First Baptist Church and everyone for coming out to the 5th Annual Cookin Up Cash 4 Cops on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013. $1,385.23 was raised and will be used to purchase equipment for the SRT (Special Response Team).

Officer's serving the food


Officer DeJong tries the Distracted Driving Simulator

New 'Gator' to OPD

Hub City Implement presents new 'Gator' to OPD in April of 2013.


City of Oelwein's Ordinances

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Oelwein Police History

The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903


The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903 as the recognized law enforcement for the City of Oelwein

Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
10 Full Time Police Officers
4 Full Time Communications Operators
1 Administrative Assistant

4 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers


The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.






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