November 29, 2013

Oelwein Police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint in the 400 block 3rd Ave NW. Oelwein Police received a criminal mischief complaint at 4:52 p.m. on November 28, 2013. This incident remains under investigation.

On November 28, 2013 at 9:54 a.m., Oelwein Officers performed a traffic stop in the 10th Block of South Frederick Ave in Oelwein. In the course of this stop, officers arrested Willie Lee Phillips, age 62, of Oelwein on a charge of Driving While License Barred, an Aggravated 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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