Police reports for February 2017

Traffic Contacts: 483
Parking Contacts: 40
Vehicle Inspections: 29
Vehicle Unlocks: 23
Crash Investigations: 10
Public Assists: 172
Assist Other Agency: 95
Crimes Against Persons Report: 11
Crimes Against Property Report: 12
Other Reports: 38
Arrests: 38
Warrants: 6
Alcohol/Narcotics Charges: 13
Crimes Against Persons Charges: 6
Crimes Against Property Charges: 3
Other Charges: 27
Animal Calls: 25
Total Calls for Service: 1666
*Total Calls for Service for the year: 3702



  • The investigator attended Homicide Investigator Seminar in St. Louis. This was a three day course presented by Public Agency Training Council (PATC)  ( 24 hours)
  • Three officers attended a one day Tactical Medical Training seminar in Davenport ( 24 hours)
  • Three officers attended “Finding the Leader in You” training for two days in Waterloo. (48 hours)
  • Two supervisors attended a one day training in Des Moines on leadership presented by the FBI. (16 hours)
  • Officers attended dive and bomb squad training for the month (32 hours)
  • Landsgard attended the mandatory ICS-400 incident command training at the JECC (16 hours)
  • One officer attended training in Tama County to be a Salvage theft inspector (8 hours) and one officer was recertified (2 hours).

Public Relations:

  • We raised $3800 for the Freezin for a Reason Polar Plunge during the Beat the Bitter weekend, to support our K9 program. This was organized by Officer Jennings and Sergeant Olson. We appreciate the community support and all of the participants who jumped and watched the event.  We also appreciated the help from NL Fire Department, Johnson County EMA, and the Johnson County Dive team.  This was a fun event.
  • Elder Services presented to the department members during, our shift briefings, about how to identify, report and work together on financial exploitation crimes of our seniors.
  • Officer read at one of the Elementary Schools for Dr. Seuss week and attended Dudes and Donuts.
  • Several officers have stopped in at the elementary schools to meet with students and teachers and toured the new high school building. We want officers to know the layout of the buildings.


  • A 2016 unmarked vehicle sustained extensive hail damaged and we are waiting for the insurance company to decide what they will do. The repair estimate is just under half of the value of the vehicle.
  • The refrigerator at the PD was leaking water and was 10 years old. This was replaced.


  • On officer was requested to assist another agency deployed Stop Sticks on the interstate for a driver eluding the police. The sticks were successfully deployed and the driver was taken into custody without any further incident.

Department Admin:

  • Completed the NCIC security and technical audit with the State for our records access to confidential records. We passed both audits.
  • Continue working on the Body Worn Camera grant. Professors from the University of Arizona are reviewing our current department policies as part of the requirements to release the funds to purchase the equipment.
  • The department is moving forward with Lexipol and new policy migration. The first chapter was published for the staff.  This will be an online access, review, and training platform on policy.