March 8, 2015

On March 8, 2015 at 5:10 p.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a report of threats made in the 10 block of South Frederick Avenue in Oelwein. Officers arrested Rachel Marie Montes, age 25, of Manchester, on charges of 2 counts of Assault on Persons Engaged in Certain Occupations, Serious Misdemeanor and Interference With Official Acts, Trespass, and Providing False Identification Information, all Simple Misdemeanors.

On March 8, 2015 at 10:05 p.m., Oelwein Officers arrested Jeffrey Richard Woods, age 50 of Oelwein, on a Fayette County Sheriff’s warrant for Failure to Appear on a Contempt of Court Charge for Failure to Pay Restitution.


City of Oelwein's Ordinances

ZoningOrdinanceButton Snowmobile Ordinance Button





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.






Meet our staff





The Oelwein Police Department is presently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.


Click below for an application. You must first save the file then it will open as a fillable pdf.


Oelwein Police Application


Click here for more information.



Equal Employment Opportunity  A.A./E.E.O.