On Monday, October 6th, 2014, Oelwein's Little Husky kindergartner classes toured the new Oelwein Police Department. Oelwein Officer's Chet Reagan and Bryce Bentley spoke to the children about wearing their seat belts, when to dial 9-1-1, what to do if they find a gun and other safety issues during the tour.
Officer Reagan with the first group of Little Husky kindergartners that toured the New police department
Officer Bentley with the second group of Little Husky kindergartners that toured the New police department
Oelwein Officer Reagan visited the Elf Preschool classes on Monday, September 29th. After reading a book to the classes, he discussed general safety issues.
The Oelwein Police Department assisted the Oelwein school in their annual Homecoming Parade.
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
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 was established in 1903
Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
7 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers
The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.
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