January 1, 2014

On December 31, 2013 at 1:46 p.m., Oelwein Officers were called to the 100 block of 2nd Street SE in Oelwein for a two vehicle property damage accident.   A blue 2004 Pontiac Montana van, driven by Susan Kay Blume, age 53 of Oelwein, was struck by a blue 2004 Dodge Durango driven by Samantha Almeda Stacey, age 38 of Oelwein. Officers estimated $1500 damage to the Blume’s vehicle and $500 damage to Stacey’s vehicle.

On December 31, 2013 at 1:21 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a disturbance in the 10 block of South Frederick Ave in Oelwein. Officers located and arrested Jack Joe Kern, age 52 of Oelwein on a charges Enhanced Public Intoxication an Aggravated Misdemeanor and Criminal Mischief 4th Degree a Serious Misdemeanor.



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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

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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