May 18, 2015

On May 17, 2015 at 3:00 a.m., Oelwein Officers responded to a business in the 10 block of North Frederick for a reported burglary. This incident remains under investigation.

On May 17, 2015 at 11:35 p.m., Oelwein Officers took a report of a domestic incident occurring in the 500 block of 3rd Avenue NW in Oelwein. Officers did locate the suspect in the incident. Officers arrested and charged James Logan Baird, age 23, of Oelwein with Violation of a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order, a Simple Misdemeanor and Child Endangerment, an Aggravated 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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Oelwein Police Application


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