Police Report for March 2019

Traffic Contacts: 473
Parking Contacts: 30
Vehicle Inspections: 26
Vehicle Unlocks: 21
Crash Investigations: 20
Public Assists: 380
Assist Other Agency: 99
Crimes Against Persons Report: 12
Crimes Against Property Report: 22
Other Reports: 58
Arrests: 51
Warrants: 17
Alcohol/Narcotics Charges: 37
Crimes Against Persons Charges: 5
Crimes Against Property Charges: 0
Other Charges: 29
Animal Calls: 48
Total Calls for Service: 2147
*Total Calls for Service for the year: 6717


  • Canine, Bomb Squad, Dive team and SERT team trainings were attended for the month. (40 hours)
  • Two officers attended a week long training for ground fighting instructors at the Regional Training Center in East Moline. They will instruct our officers later this year (80 hours)
  • Our bomb squad member attended a week long Haz Mat class in Anniston, Alabama. This course is required for the FBI bomb tech certification.   (40 hours)
  • One officer attended the Iowa Narcotics Officer Conference in Des Moines (24 hours)
  • Four newer officers attended a 2 hour course on Storm Spotter training in Coralville (8 hours)
  • The investigator attended a two day class on identifying and responding to reports of stalking. This was sponsored by the International Association of Chief of Police. (16 hours)
  • An officer attended training on Trauma-Informed Investigations sponsored by ILEA and Nevada Police Department (8 hours)
  • Supervisors were able to attend a webinar on completing Performance Evaluations from Dolan Consulting. (4 hours)

Public Relations:

  • Officers attended the NL Optimist Pancake Breakfast.
  • Officer Tygart represented NLPD at the NLFD’s Learning Initiatives Sunday seminar.
  • Chief attended the Law Enforcement Legislative Day at the State Capitol.
  • Two officers are participating in a Law Enforcement Contact Study with kids with Autism for a National research project focusing on needs, training, and resources for Police Officers.
  • Our representative continues to work at the Citizen Police Academy every Monday night.
  • Our certified car seat inspector conducted 4 Child safety seat inspections/installations this month.


  • Received our final patrol car for the current budget cycle, which will be outfitted and put in service.
  • Purchased equipment for the new hires (uniform, tasers, duty belt gear)
  • Records staff members are researching printer companies for the best price and service. We currently work with two vendors and want to switch to one.


  • Conducted a search warrant for narcotics at 2270 West Lake Road. This was a building with multiple reports of individuals smoking marijuana in the building from neighbors and management over the prior three weeks.  Items were seized and subjects were charged with possession of marijuana.
  • Officers continue to take reports of a missing juvenile. She has been located and returned several times.  Family, school, our School Resource Officers and social services providers are working with everyone involved to help remedy the situation.
  • Officers worked extra traffic enforcement details. This is covered under a State grant.
  • Two stolen motor vehicles reported out of other jurisdictions were recovered from West Lake.
  • An officer handled an ongoing parking complaint by neighbors concerning a vehicle and a trailer blocking the sidewalk or parked on the public street. They were able assist with arrangements and recommendations for the issue.

Department Admin:

  • New officer, Jacob Minick, started. He will be attending the ILEA basic academy starting April 29th and will graduate on August 16th.
  • Work began at the site for the new PD. Fencing was put up and trees are being removed from the lot. There was a delay due to some permits not being obtained and activity will commence once they are in place. We have installed a time lapse camera and the communications department will share any construction progress with the public.
  • Work continues with the Architect on design features, like selecting the exterior brick, dealing with discontinued carpet and tile options that were already selected, and assisting the lockers/storage shelving vendor for getting orders placed and in the pipeline to be manufactured.
  • Working on rules for what the PD will be involved with regarding the new dog park. For example, our response to any injuries that occur to a pet or person by another dog and issues after hours.
  • Chief and Lieutenant attended several planning meetings for events hosted in town.
  • Attended several pre-construction planning events for major road projects that will begin soon.






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