X

Frequently Asked Questions

Civil Matters

No Contact Orders

Frequently Used Telephone Numbers

Maximum Sentences



What is or isn't a civil matter?

The Oelwein Police Department gets several calls concerning issues that are beyond the scope of their duties. One such area is Civil Law. Civil Law governs agreements between people or businesses and people. A Civil Matter is one in which there has been no violation of criminal law. For example a person has an arrangement of some sort with another person. The other person is not meeting the obligations set forth in the agreement. This is a civil matter and the police are not obligated, required, or have any law enforcement capability to resolve. Such issues are referred to small claims court . According to The Iowa Code Section 631.1 (3) The district court sitting in small claims has concurrent jurisdiction of an action of replevin if the value of the property claimed is four thousand dollars or less for actions commenced before July 1, 2002, and five thousand dollars or less for actions commenced on or after July 1, 2002. When commenced under this chapter, the action is a small claim for the purposes of this chapter. Oelwein Police are only able to respond and to act officially on matters that are criminal in nature.

 

 


 

 

No Contact Orders

Frequently the Oelwein Police Department is called to have a No Contact Order or Protective Order issued. Police Departments are not able to issue no contact orders, this is the jurisdiction of the court system. To seek a No Contact Order or Protective Order people are directed to call the Fayette County Clerk of Court at 563-422-5694.

 

 


 

 

Frequently Dialed Numbers

The Oelwein Police Department is also called for various types of telephone numbers to government agencies. The following agencies can be reached by one of the following phone numbers: 

EMERGENCY 

911 

Oelwein Police Department 

319-283-4311 

Oelwein City Hall 

319-283-5440 

Oelwein Fire Department – Business 

319-283-5722 

Fayette County Clerk of Court  

563-422-5694 

Fayette County Sheriffs Office  

563-422-6067 

Fayette County Detention Center  

563-422-3972 

Independence Police Department 319-334-2567

Buchanan County Sheriffs Office 

319-334-2567

Buchanan County Clerk of Court 

319-334-2196 

Bremer County Law Center 

319-352-5400 

Iowa State Patrol – Post 10  

319-283-5521 

State Patrol – Post 9  

319-277-4761 

Mercy Hospital 

319-283-6000

Adult Corrections

319-283-2741

Juvenile Probation – Oelwein

319-283-1392

Juvenile Probation – Decorah

319-382-2966

DHS – West Union

800-632-0014

DHS – Child Abuse Reporting

800-362-2178

Suicide Hotline

800-356-9588

Poison Control

800-222-1222

Gambling Addiction Assistance

800-238-1633 (800) Bets Off

Drug Addiction Assistance

319-291-8803

Domestic and Sexual Abuse Resource Center

800-383-2988

Information

319-555-1212 or 1411

 

 

 

 


 

Maximum Sentences

According to the Code of Iowa the maximum Sentences for people convicted of crimes are as follows:

902.9 MAXIMUM SENTENCE FOR FELONS.
The maximum sentence for any person convicted of a felony shall be that prescribed by statute or, if not prescribed by statute, if other than a class "A" felony shall be determined as follows:
1. A felon sentenced for a first conviction for a violation of section 124.401D, shall be confined for no more than ninety-nine years.
2. A class "B" felon shall be confined for no more than twenty-five years.
3. An habitual offender shall be confined for no more than fifteen years.
4. A class "C" felon, not an habitual offender, shall be confined for no more than ten years, and in addition shall be sentenced to a fine of at least one thousand dollars but not more than ten thousand dollars.
5. A class "D" felon, not an habitual offender, shall be confined for no more than five years, and in addition shall be sentenced to a fine of at least seven hundred fifty dollars but not more than seven thousand five hundred dollars.
The surcharges required by sections 911.1, 911.2, and 911.3 shall be added to a fine imposed on a class "C" or class "D" felon, as provided by those sections, and are not a part of or subject to the
maximums set in this section.

903.1 MAXIMUM SENTENCE FOR MISDEMEANANTS.
1. If a person eighteen years of age or older is convicted of a simple or serious misdemeanor and a specific penalty is not provided for or if a person under eighteen years of age has been waived to adult court pursuant to section 232.45 on a felony charge and is subsequently convicted of a simple, serious, or aggravated misdemeanor, the court shall determine the sentence, and shall fix the period of confinement or the amount of fine, which fine shall not be suspended by the court, within the following limits:
a. For a simple misdemeanor, there shall be a fine of at least sixty-five dollars but not to exceed six hundred twenty-five dollars. The court may order imprisonment not to exceed thirty days in lieu of a fine or in addition to a fine.
b. For a serious misdemeanor, there shall be a fine of at least three hundred fifteen dollars but not to exceed one thousand eight hundred seventy-five dollars. In addition, the court may also order imprisonment not to exceed one year.
2. When a person is convicted of an aggravated misdemeanor, and a specific penalty is not provided for, the maximum penalty shall be imprisonment not to exceed two years. There shall be a fine of at least six hundred twenty-five dollars but not to exceed six thousand two hundred fifty dollars. When a judgment of conviction of an aggravated misdemeanor is entered against any person and the court imposes a sentence of confinement for a period of more than one year the term shall be an indeterminate term.
3. A person under eighteen years of age convicted of a simple misdemeanor under chapter 321, 321G, 321I, 453A, 461A, 461B, 462A, 481A, 481B, 483A, 484A, or 484B, or a violation of a county or
municipal curfew or traffic ordinance, except for an offense subject to section 805.8, may be required to pay a fine, not to exceed one hundred dollars, as fixed by the court, or may be required to perform community service as ordered by the court.
4. The surcharges required by sections 911.1, 911.2, 911.3, and 911.4 shall be added to a fine imposed on a misdemeanant as provided in those sections, and are not a part of or subject to the maximums set in this section.

Ordinances

City of Oelwein's Ordinances

 

Oelwein Police Department Frequently Asked Questions

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

7 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers

 

The Oelwein Police Department is located at 20 2nd Ave SW #200, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.

 

CLICK HERE FOR HISTORY OF EVENTS

 

Staff

Meet our staff

              

Contact Us

Use the contact form below to send us an email

Keep in touch with us

You can use the following information to contact us.

Emergency # 911
Non-Emergency Phone # 319-283-4311
Address: 20 2nd Ave SW #200, Oelwein, Iowa 50662

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

Click below for an application in

 

Microsoft WORD or PDF

 

 

 

Click here for more information.

 

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity