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Oelwein Phone Issues

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Century Link has advised that there are phone issues in the City of Oelwein. If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1. If you get a busy signal, hang-up and dial 319-283-4311. **Update: Phones are back up and working again.**


City of Oelwein's Ordinances

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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

7 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers


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





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You can use the following information to contact us.

Emergency # 911
Non-Emergency Phone # 319-283-4311
Address: 501 Rock Island Rd, Oelwein, Iowa 50662



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