December 8, 2013

On December 7, 2013 at 3:03 p.m., Oelwein Police responded to a two vehicle property damage accident in the 10 block of 5th Ave SE.  A tan 2003 Chevrolet van, owned by Jacob Cannon Shinn of Oelwein was struck by a White 2001 Dodge Truck, driven by Rocky Dean Millard of Oelwein.

Oelwein Police are investigating a burglary complaint in the 300 block of North Frederick Ave. Oelwein Police received a burglary complaint at 2:14 p.m. on December 7, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.


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


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