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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, February 13, 2016:   2300 NE 46th Ave.
    4800 NE 3rd St.
     
Sunday, February 14, 2016:   4400 Delaware Ave.
    8800 NE 29th St.
     
Monday, February 15, 2016:   7200 NW 26th St.
    4600 NW 142nd Ave.
     
Tuesday, February 16, 2016:   9000 SE 32nd Ave.
    6700 NW 6th Dr.
     
Wednesday, February 17, 2016:   5000 NE 22nd St.
    11300 NE 64th St.
     
Thursday, February 18, 2016:   4900 NW Beaver Dr.
    800 NE 50th Ave.
     
Friday, February 19, 2016:   1600 NE 70th Ave.
    9000 NE 94th Ave.

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

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OFFICES CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY

Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be closed Monday, February 15, 2016. Services that will be interrupted include visitation at the Polk County Jail, the processing of weapons permits, access to public information and records, as well as duties of the Civil Division.

Video visitation for inmates at the Polk County Jail will not be available February 15th. However, the schedule for remote (internet service) visits will be available through www.iwebvisit.com.

More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/sheriff.

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6, 2016

Thursday, February 04, 2016

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES LOCATIONS*

Saturday, February 6, 2016:   7300 NW 4th St.
    3100 NE 46th Ave.
     
Sunday, February 7, 2016:   1000 NE 54th Ave.
    8000 NW 37th St.
     
Monday, February 8, 2016:   4200 NE 27th St.
    4200 NE 94th
     
Tuesday, February 9, 2016:   10000 NW Beaver Dr.
    1300 NW 66th Ave.
     
Wednesday, February 10, 2016:   900 NE 46th Ave.
    5500 NE Oakhill Dr.
     
Thursday, February 11, 2016:   5000 NE 22nd St.
    11000 NW 121st St
     
Friday, February 12, 2016:   1600 NE 70th Ave.
    2200 NE 80th St.

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

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SENIORS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TOGETHER MEETING - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016

Thursday, February 04, 2016

S.A.L.T.

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together

Please Join us for the February S.A.L.T. meeting

The topic of discussion will be:

Fall Prevention Awareness 

Falls are not a natural part of aging. 

Join us in learning how to remain safe

 

Polk County Northside Senior Center

Park Fair Mall - 100 E Euclid Ave # 5, Des Moines, IA

 

Tuesday February 16th, 2016

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Snacks Provided

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PHONE SCAMS REPORTED ACROSS POLK COUNTY

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Across the metro area we have seen multiple people fall victim to a variety of phone scams.  We at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Polk County Attorney’s Office want citizens to be aware of a new scam and to be watchful for what is occurring. 

We have been notified that people within the Polk County Metro area have been receiving calls from a recorded service stating that a federal law suit will be filed and that the County Sheriff will come and arrest you if you do not take action immediately and call the listed number back.  The number given in the reported calls is an (804) area code, however this number could change. 

This type of call is completely false, and is new type of phone scam.  If you receive this type of call, hang up and do not call the given number back and never give any information over the phone. 

No local law enforcement agency collects money for the courts, grand jury or on any warrants.  No law enforcement agency will ever use a criminal charge or contempt charge as something that can be taken care of or be made to go away if someone pays money.   

If you receive a call similar to this, hang up, call your local law enforcement agency and report the information. This type of activity is a crime and will be investigated and taken very seriously.

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POLK COUNTY JAIL EXCELLED IN FOUR CRITICAL INSPECTIONS

Friday, January 29, 2016

 

Polk County Jail

We are very proud to announce that the Polk County Jail has excelled in four critical jail inspections conducted by the American Correctional Association (ACA), Immigration Custom Enforcement (ICE), Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and the United States Marshals Service (USMS) between May 2015 through January of 2016. 

Auditors and Inspectors with these entities were invited into the Polk County Jail to conduct an examination of our facility.  The purpose of these examinations is to ensure that our facility is meeting/exceeding jail standards and is in compliance with State and Federal laws. 

During the ACA inspection, auditors stated that our “facility is outstanding” and the staff at the Polk County Jail are “very professional”.  They were very impressed with the professional interactions between staff members and jail inmates, and went on to say that the Polk County Jail is a “safe, secure and quiet” facility. 

It is undoubtedly due to the efforts put forth by all PCJ employees that these inspections went so well, every employee has a lot to be proud of. 

Sheriff McCarthy, Chief Krum and Captain Williams were elated by all the positive comments made by the auditors/inspectors regarding our facility, especially all the positive comments made about the employees within the Polk County Jail.  

Sheriff McCarthy told the ACA auditors that he is very proud of the staff and the hard work that they do to make this organization as safe and professional as possible.

 

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF JANUARY 30, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES LOCATIONS*

Saturday, January 30, 2016:   4800 NE 3rd St.
    6800 NW Toni Dr.
     
Sunday, January 31, 2016:   1500 NE 66th Ave.
    7400 NE 46th St.
     
Monday, February 1, 2016:   4400 Delaware Ave.
    500 NE 80th St.
     
Tuesday, February 2, 2016:   13800 NE 6th St.
    1000 NE 54th Ave.
     
Wednesday, February 3, 2016:   900 NE 46th Ave.
    10600 NE 70th Ave.
     
Thursday, February 4, 2016:   7100 NW 6th Dr.
    900 Boone St. (Sheldahl)
     
Friday, February 5, 2016:   4300 NW Morningstar Dr.
    4400 NE 23rd Ave.

 *Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF JANUARY 23, 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, January 23, 2016:   1000 NE 54th Ave.
    7200 NW Fisher Ln.
     
Sunday, January 24, 2016:   3000 NE Aurora Ave.
    4200 NW 94th Ave.
     
Monday, January 25, 2016:   7200 NW 26th St.
    200 NW 118th Ave.
     
Tuesday, January 26, 2016:   5000 NE 22nd St.
    7100 SE Vandalia
     
Wednesday, January 27, 2016:   1600 NE 70th Ave.
    4200 NE 94th Ave.
     
Thursday, January 28, 2016:   800 NE 50th Ave.
    4900 NW Beaver Dr.
     
Friday, January 29, 2016:   3100 NE 46th Ave.
    5600 NE Berwick Dr.

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF JANUARY 16, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, January 16, 2016:   4400 Delaware Ave.
    7200 NW Fisher Ln.
     
Sunday, January 17, 2016:   7100 NW 6th Dr.
    200 NW 118th Ave.
     
Monday, January 18, 2016:   4800 NE 3rd St.
    7400 SE 6th Ave.
     
Tuesday, January 19, 2016:   1300 NW 66th Ave.
    3000 NE Aurora Ave.
     
Wednesday, January 20, 2016:   1500 NE 66th Ave.
    4600 NW 142nd Ave.
     
Thursday, January 21, 2016:   4300 NW Morningstar Dr.
    9100 NE 46th Ave.
     
Friday, January 22, 2016:   5000 NE 22nd St.
    1600 SE 68th St.

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

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OFFICES CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY - MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

 

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICES CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY

Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff's Office will be closed Monday, January 18, 2016.  Services that will be interrupted include visitation at the Polk County Jail, the processing of weapons permits, access to public information and records, as well as duties of the Civil Division.

Video visitation for inmates at the Polk County Jail will not be available January 18, 2016.  However, the schedule for remote (internet service) visits will be available through www.iwebvisit.com.

More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/sheriff.

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High Volume of Gun Permit Applications

Thursday, January 07, 2016

 

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is experiencing a high volume of gun permit applications.  Polk County permits to carry will be processed within the 30 day guideline and applicants will receive approval/denial notification very close to the 30 days.

Thank you for your patience.

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF JANUARY 9, 2016

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

 

Saturday, January 9, 2016:   900 NE 46th Ave.
    3200 NE 62nd Ave.
     
Sunday, January 10, 2016:   7200 NW 26th St.
    8800 NE 29th St.
     
Monday, January 11, 2016:   500 NE 70th Ave.
    3900 NE 108th St.
     
Tuesday, January 12, 2016:   4900 NW Beaver Dr.
    2700 NE 56th St.
     
Wednesday, January 13, 2016:   1600 NE 70th Ave.
    9000 NE 94th Ave.
     
Thursday, January 14, 2016:   4400 NE 23rd Ave.
    4400 Delaware Ave.
     
Friday, January 15, 2016:   11000 NW 44th St.
    8000 NW 37th St.

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF JANUARY 2, 2016

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHCILE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, January 2, 2016:   7300 NW 4th St.
    4200 NE 27th St.
     
Sunday, January 3, 2016:   1300 NW 66th Ave.
    4200 NE 94th Ave.
     
Monday, January 4, 2016:   11000 NW 121st St.
    300 NE 50th Ave.
     
Tuesday, January 5, 2016:   300 W. Walnut St. (Elkhart)
    5000 NE 22nd St.
     
Wednesday, January 6, 2016:   6700 NW 6th Dr.
    7100 SE Vandalia Dr.
     
Thursday, January 7, 2016:   5600 NE 3rd St.
    1800 NE 126th Ave.
     
Friday, January 8, 2016:   11200 NW 16th St.
    1500 NE 66th Ave.

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS - WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, December 26, 2015:   1600 NE 70th Ave.
    3000 NE Aurora
     
Sunday, December 27, 2015:   1000 NE 51st Ave.
    4900 NW Beaver Dr.
     
Monday, December 28, 2015:   4400 Delaware Ave.
    9100 NE 46th Ave.
     
Tuesday, December 29, 2015:   900 NE 46th Ave.
    9700 NW 118th Ave.
     
Wednesday, December 30, 2015:   7200 NW 26th St.
    5500 NE Oakhill Dr.
     
Thursday, December 31, 2015:   7200 NW Fisher Ln.
    2700 NE 56th St.
     
Friday, January 1, 2015:   3100 NE 46th Ave.
    5600 NE Berwick Dr.

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

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OFFICES CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY - DECEMBER 21, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICES CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY

 

Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff's Office will be closed Thursday, December 24, Friday, December 25, and Friday, January 1. Services will be interrupted include visitation at the Polk County Jail, the processing of weapons permits, access to public information and records, as well as duties of the Civil Division.

Video visitation for inmates at the Polk County Jail will not be available December 24, December 25, and January 1.  However, the schedule for remote (internet service) visits will be available through www.iwebvisit.com.

More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/sheriff.

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF DECEMBER 19, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, December 19, 2015:   7100 NW 6th Dr.
    8000 NW 37th St.
     
Sunday, December 20, 2015:   4300 NW Morningstar Dr.
    7400 NE 46th St.
     
Monday, December 21, 2015:   9000 SE 32nd Ave.
    2300 NE 46th Ave.
     
Tuesday, December 22, 2015:   6800 NW Toni Dr.
    900 Boone St.
     
Wednesday, December 23, 2015:   5000 NE 22nd St.
    10600 NE 70th Ave.
     
Thursday, December 24, 2015:   7300 NW 4th St.
    300 W. Walnut St. (Elkhart)
     
Friday, December 25, 2015:   1500 NE 66th Ave.
    3900 NE 108th St.

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

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SENIORS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TOGETHER - DECEMBER 15, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

S.A.L.T.

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together

 

Please join us for the December S.A.L.T. meeting

 

Law enforcement will meet with you to discuss the

Neighborhood Watch Program and Crime Prevention

 

Polk County Northside Senior Center

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

12:30 pm

Snacks provided

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OFFICES CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 26-27, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

OFFICES CLOSED: NO ONSITE VIDEO VISITATION AT THE POLK COUNTY JAIL NOVEMBER 26th & 27th.

Video visitation for inmates at the Polk County Jail will not be available November 26th & 27th. However, the schedule for remote (internet service) visits will be available through www.iwebvisit.com .

Additionally, offices that will also be closed these days include Field Services (weapon permit processing), and the Civil Division. More information can be found at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/sheriff.

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DEPUTY MOHR AND K-9 DAMEON WIN TWO AWARDS

Monday, October 12, 2015

October 9, 2015

Polk County, Iowa

Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Mohr and his K-9 partner Dameon took home two awards during the 2015 Heartland of America Police Dog Association certifications.  On Monday, October 5th through Friday, October 9th twenty-six (26) law enforcement K-9 teams from all over the state of Iowa and Kansas gathered together to participate in this event.  Deputy Mohr and K-9 Dameon won two awards; taking 2nd place in the 2015 Detector Dog category and 3rd place in the 2015 Patrol Dog category.  

Although this is significant, Deputy Mohr and K-9 Dameon are not strangers to great accomplishments; previously they took 3rd place in the 2013 Patrol Dog category, 3rd place in the 2012 Detector Dog category and most notably were awarded the 2011 Patrol Dog Case of the Year for locating an armed barricaded subject with felony warrants. The suspect in this case was hiding in a hole that he had dug through his concrete basement floor, without Dameon’s help the suspect would not have been discovered.  

Deputy Mohr and K-9 Dameon have made numerous apprehensions on suspects with felony charges and have been involved in multiple drug seizures.  In April of 2014 Dameon apprehended Kenny Bevard, an inmate who escaped during transport.  Both Deputy Mohr and Dameon assisted the U.S. Marshalls Service and the 5th Judicial Probation and Parole Fugitive Unit with Bevard’s apprehension, locating him hiding under a residence after fleeing from officers. 

Deputy Mohr has been with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office since 1998 and Dameon has been part of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office family since July of 2010.  

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Deputy Mohr and K-9 Dameon on a job well done; we are all very proud of your accomplishments and dedicated service to the citizens of Polk County.

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, September 5, 2015:   5800 NE 27th Ave.
    4800 NE 3rd St.
     
Sunday, September 6, 2015:   3200 NE 62nd Ave.
    900 NE 46th Ave.
     
Monday, September 7, 2015:   4600 NW 142nd Ave.
    4900 NW Beaver Dr.
     
Tuesday, September 8, 2015:   7100 NW 6th Dr.
    7100 SE Vandalia Dr.
     
Wednesday, September 9, 2015:   5000 NE Delaware St.
    10600 NE 70th Ave.
     
Thursday, September 10, 2015:   800 NE 50th Ave.
    7200 NW Fisher Dr.
     
Friday, September 11, 2015:   5600 NE Berwick Dr.
    3000 NE Aurora Ave.

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice.

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Contact Us

Polk County Sheriff
1985 NE 51st Place
Des Moines, Iowa 50313

Administration: (515) 286-3814
Civil
: (515) 286-3800
Communications
: (515) 286-3333
Jail: (515) 323-5400
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