Chief Logan joined the Oelwein Police Department, as a Communications Operator and Part-time Police Officer in 1990. Chief Logan has degree in Police Science and in 1993, began work as a police officer for the Mt. Pleasant Police Department. In 1993, he accepted a full-time police officer position with the Oelwein Police Department. Chief Logan was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1997 and in February of 2002 was appointed to the position of Chief of Police.
Chief Logan has been certified in and served as a department and a state instructor in the following areas: Defensive Tactics Instructor, CPR Instructor, & ASP Baton Instructor. He has also been certified by the Drug Enforcement Agency as a Clandestine Laboratory Investigator.
In 1998, Chief Logan received a Police Commendation for Valor, in connection with disarming a subject that had a knife and was assaulting another individual. In 2001, Chief Logan received a Written Commendation for the peaceful resolution to handling an incident involving a male subject that was threatening officers with a knife.
Chief Logan has been married to his wife Jean since 1995 and they have two sons and a daughter.
Chief Logan is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Iowa Chiefs of Police Association and the Iowa Peace Officer's Association.
Captain Ron Voshell began his law enforcement career in early 1999 as the Chief of Police for the City of New Hartford Police Department. After serving the City of New Hartford - Capt. Voshell joined the Lucas County Sheriff's Office and served as a road deputy. He then made the move back to north east Iowa and joined the Oelwein Police Department in May of 2002 as a patrolman. Capt. Voshell was promoted to the Rank of Sergeant until September 2011, where he was promoted to the Rank of Lieutenant. He was promoted to Captain in August of 2013. Capt. Voshell is the Oelwein Police Department's Oleoresin Capsicum (OC/Mace) instructor and is also one of the departments Defensive Tactics Instructors. Capt. Voshell is also the departments Reserve Officer Program Coordinator and Instructor. Capt. Voshell has served in the Marine Corps Reserve in communications with an artillery battery and also in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Military Police Officer.
Captain Voshell has received specialized training in the following areas: Bicycle Patrol (Certified Bicycle Patrol Officer), Search and Seizure, Incident Command/Management, Drug Interdiction, Police Management, Drug Recognition (DRO).
Captain Voshell also was the departments Police Canine Handler until September 2011. “Hawk” who is a German Shepard was a full service police canine residing with Capt. Voshell and came to work with Capt. Voshell every shift. "Hawk" was retired in September of 2011. When not working; Captain Voshell spends most of his time with family and friends. He is happily married and has three children; Cheyenne, Gage, and Mahayla. Capt. Voshell also enjoys playing basketball, playing cards or anything competitive.
Lieutenant Jay Tommasin began his career in law enforcement with the City of Oelwein in March of 2006. Lieutenant Tommasin earned his B.A. in Criminology from Upper Iowa University in Fayette. While attending Upper Iowa University, he played strong safety for the football team. He is a veteran of the military where he served as a Sergeant for the 389th Engineer Battalion during Operation Iraqi Freedom during 2003-2004 in Baghdad Iraq.
Lieutenant Tommasin has earned life saving awards in 2008 and 2010. He has also earned awards for drug enforcement during 2007, 2008 and 2009. He received Officer of the year from the Oelwein Police Department in 2009.
Lieutenant Tommasin was promoted to the Rank of Lieutenant in September 2011.
Lieutenant Tommasin enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family on his off time.
Lieutenant Jesse Paul was born in Oelwein, Iowa. Lt. Paul graduated from Clinton Community High School, before enlisting in the US Army. He attended Clinton Community College before he was hired by the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office as a jailer. Lt. Paul was hired by the Oelwein Police Department in 1989. In 1991 he initiated the DARE program in Oelwein and became the first DARE Officer in Oelwein - he held that position for over 10 years.
In 1997, Lt. Paul left Oelwein and went to Sioux Falls, SD where he worked as a correctional officer at the South Dakota State Penitentiary and a deputy supervisor for the Moody County Sheriff's Officer and the Santee Sioux Tribe. While with Moody County Sheriff’s Department, he was responsible for setting up a special unit that would enforce Federal and Tribal laws on Santee Sioux Tribal land, all laws in the City of Flandreau and Moody County. Lt. Paul then left the Moody County Sheriff’s Department and became Chief of Police for Canton, SD. Lt. Paul returned to the Oelwein Police Department in 1999 to be closer to friends and family.
Key points in Lt. Paul's career are: Initiation of the Oelwein Police Department's DARE program in 1991, in 1995 Northeast Iowa Representative of the Iowa DARE Officers Association, and in 2000 a sexual abuse investigator for the Oelwein Police Department. He is the tactical leader of the Oelwein Police Department's Tactical team. Lt. Paul is a Firearms and Rifle instructor for the Oelwein Police Department and a Volunteer Firefighter with the Oelwein Fire Department. He was promoted to Lieutenant in August of 2013.
Lieutenant Paul is married Carol and has four daughters and a son. Lt. Paul is an active member in the Oelwein Community, Sacred Heart Church and the Oelwein and Sacred Heart Schools. He enjoys hunting, camping, fishing, collecting World War II items and spending as much time as possible with his family.
Kris started in law enforcement as a part-time dispatcher for the Fayette County Sheriff's Office in 2006. In 2008, he was hired as a full-time communications operator for the Oelwein Police Department. Later that same year, he accepted the position as Administrative Assistant for Chief Logan. He was promoted to Communications Supervisor in July of 2011.
Kris enjoys spending time with his family and friends during his spare time.
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 20 2nd Ave SW #200, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.
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