July 28,2017

On July 28, 2017 at 5:50 p.m., Oelwein Officers stopped a vehicle in the 10 block of West Charles in Oelwein.  The driver, Cooper John Zeien, age 34 of Hazleton was cited and released for Driving While Suspended.


On July 28, 2017 at 10:40 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Eric Bernard Clark Jr, age 28 of Oelwein, on two Iowa City warrants with original charges of 3 counts of Forgery, 3 counts of Theft 2nd Degree, and Failure to Appear for Pretrial Case Management Conference.




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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

4 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers


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






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The Oelwein Police Department is presently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.


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