September 29, 2013

On September 29, 2013 at 2:07 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10 block of 7th Street SW in Oelwein. In the course of this stop, officers arrested William Jerome Gibbs, age 36, of Oelwein on a charge of OWI a Serious Misdemeanor.

On September 28, 2013 at 4:35 p.m., the Oelwein Police Department received a request for officers at a business in the 100 block of 2nd Street SE in Oelwein for a shoplifter. Upon investigation, Officers arrested Gerald Michael Speer, age 56 of Oelwein on a charge of Theft in the 5th Degree, a Simple Misdemeanor.


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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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