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Officer Chet Reagan

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Officer Chet Reagan, a long time resident of Oelwein and graduate from the Oelwein Community High School, served in Saudi Arabia with the US Navy during Operation(s) Desert Shield/Storm. He worked for the Oelwein Police Department as a communications operator and auxiliary officer from 1992-1996.

He accepted a full-time police officer position with the Oelwein Police Department in 2002. Officer Reagan has an Associate's Degree in Police Science and a Bachelors Degree in Criminology. He attended the Intermediate Iowa Law Enforcement Academy at Hawkeye Community College in the fall of 2002. Officer Reagan is a sexual abuse investigator and Domestic and Sexual Abuse Liaison.

Officer Reagan is certified by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to analyze marijuana. He is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and is trained in Scientific Content Analysis. Officer Reagan was also the D.A.R.E. officer for the Oelwein Police Department from 2005 until 2010. He is also a member of the Iowa Law Enforcement Intelligence Network.

Officer Reagan has a son and two daughters. He is a licensed falconer and enjoys spending his spare time with his family.


 

Officer Brandon DeJong

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Officer Brandon DeJong began his law enforcement career in 2000 as a Reserve Officer for the city of Belle Plaine. Officer DeJong also worked as a reserve Officer of his home town of Vinton. He joined the Oelwein Police Department in June of 2003 after working for the City of Sigourney, Iowa. He has an Associates degree in Police Science that he earned from Hawkeye Community College in 1999.

Officer DeJong is a Fire Arms Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor, as well as a D.A.R.E. Instructor. Other assignments for Officer DeJong include Bike Patrol, as well as the Oelwein Police Department’s Special Response Team (SRT). He is also in charge of the Oelwein Public Safety Poker Run that is held annually in late September, to early October every year. All of the proceeds raised from the Poker Run are donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Officer DeJong enjoys hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle.


 

 

Officer Chris Hartmann

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Officer Chris Hartmann was raised in Hazleton, Iowa, and is a 2008 graduate of Oelwein High School. He obtained an AAS Degree in Police Science as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from Upper Iowa University. Officer Hartmann began his law enforcement career in 2008 with the City of Jesup. He joined the Oelwein Police Department in late 2010 and accepted a full-time position as a patrolman in 2011. He graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in May of 2012 with Top Gun honors. Officer Hartmann is an ILEA certified Defensive Tactics Instructor, a TASER Instructor, serves as a member of the department's Special Response Team (SRT) and also serves as a Field Training Officer (FTO) for the department. He received Officer of the Year Honors in 2013 and 2014 and a Letter of Commendation from an incident in 2013. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors shooting, hunting, playing competitive sports, and spending time with family and friends.


 

Officer Ted Phillips

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Officer Ted Phillips has been with the Oelwein Police Department in either a full time or part time status for 9 years. Before joining the OPD, he was a Sheriff's Deputy as well as an Officer on a federal Indian Reservation in Arizona. In Officer Phillips' 20+ years in Law Enforcement, he has served in many rolls including Investigator, SRT Team member and a Clandestine Lab Investigator. He also received his pilot's license and was a part of the Air Unit in Arizona. Officer Phillips is proud of being part of the Law Enforcement community here in Oelwein and looks forward to serving our city for many more years to come.


 

Officer Boyd Eser

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Matt Schmelzer

Officer Matt Schmelzer

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Officer Matt Schmelzer grew up in Ossian, Iowa, and graduated from South Winneshiek high school in 2011. He played college football for a year at Central College before transferring to Hawkeye College in 2012. Officer Schmelzer graduated in 2015 from Hawkeye with a degree in Police Science and was hired by the Oelwein Police Department shortly after. While attending Hawkeye, he obtained his coaching certificate and donates his time to help young athletes with their strength and conditioning, while also coaching youth wrestling. In the fall of 2015, Officer Schmelzer graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. In his free time he enjoys hunting, kayaking, spending time with his family, and health and fitness. He is excited to be a part of the Oelwein community.

 


 

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Officer Chauncy White

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Reserve Officers

Jay Perkins

Steve Vine

   

Jim Prouty

 

Michael Burkhart

   

 

 

 

 

   

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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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Non-Emergency Phone # 319-283-4311
Address: 501 Rock Island Rd, Oelwein, Iowa 50662

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