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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF AUGUST 30, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*    Saturday, August 30th, 2014:   4500 NW 78th Avenue (Saylorville Dam)     7000 NE 70th Avenue       …

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF AUGUST 23, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS* Saturday, August 23rd, 2014:    1300 NW 66th Avenue      5000 NE Delaware Street        Sunday, August …

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF AUGUST 16, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*   Saturday, August 16th, 2014:   NW 66th Avenue/NW 2nd     7200 NW 26th Street       …

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF AUGUST 9, 2014

Friday, August 08, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS* Saturday, August 9th, 2014:   5000 NE Delaware Street     800 NE 50th Avenue       …

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT IN EASTERN POLK COUNTY - AUGUST 8, 2014

Friday, August 08, 2014

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT AUGUST 8 IN EASTERN POLK COUNTY        Law enforcement will increase their presence in eastern Polk County the evening of August 8…

PURSUIT ENDS WITH ARREST FOR FELONY WARRANTS - AUGUST 6, 2014

Friday, August 08, 2014

PURSUIT ENDS WITH ARREST FOR FELONY WARRANTS, AS WELL AS OTHER CHARGES   Larry Gowin was arrested tonight and charged with Attempted Murder, Felony Eluding, a…

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT - AUGUST 5, 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT – AUGUST 5th, 2014   The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involv…

SCAM ALSO TARGETS BUSINESSES - AUGUST 1, 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014

SCAM ALSO TARGETS BUSINESSES        A familiar scheme to obtain funds that has been used in the past turns its focus to local businesses.  The caller claimed …

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF AUGUST 2, 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*   Saturday August 2nd, 2014 5000 NE Delaware Street -------------------------------- Saturday August 2nd, …

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF JULY 26, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS* Saturday, July 26th, 2014:   4500 NW 78th Avenue     8000 NW 37th Street       Sund…

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF JULY 19, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS* Saturday, July 19th, 2014:   NW 66th Avenue at NW 2nd Street     7200 Block of NW 26th Street …

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF JULY 12, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*  Saturday, July 12th, 2014:   NW 66th Avenue at NW 2nd Street     800 Block of NE 50th Avenue …

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF JULY 5, 2014

Thursday, July 03, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS* Saturday, July 5th, 2014:   4500 Block of NW 78th Avenue (Saylorivlle Dam)     7200 Block of NW…

NEW DRUG DROP OFF BOXES ACROSS POLK COUNTY - JUNE 24, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

NEW DRUG DROP OFF BOXES ACROSS POLK COUNTY The Polk County Sheriff’s Office along with local city Governments are offering residents a new way to help dispose o…

NO VISITATION AT THE POLK COUNTY JAIL ON MAY 26TH 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

NO VISITATION AT THE POLK COUNTY JAIL  ON MAY 26TH, 2014               In honor of Memorial Day, The Polk County Jail will not have any lobby visitation on Mond…

FATAL SHOOTING IN GRIMES - MAY 8, 2014

Friday, May 09, 2014

FATAL SHOOTING IN GRIMES   On Thursday May 8th, 2014 at approximately 3:25 a.m., the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a person had been shot …

FRAUD CASE DEMANDING PAYMENT USING SHERIFF'S OFFICE NAME - MAY 5, 2014

Monday, May 05, 2014

FRAUD CASE DEMANDING PAYMENT USING SHERIFF'S OFFICE NAME   The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was made aware once again of a fraudulent phone scam demanding payme…

ESCAPED INMATE CAPTURED - APRIL 18, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

ESCAPED INMATE CAPTURED                After an intense investigation with several coordinating agencies, we were able to establish information that led us to…

GRIMES BICYCLE SAFETY DAY - MAY 17TH, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

GRIMES BICYCLE SAFETY DAY   On Saturday May 17th, 2014, The Grimes Public Library and The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Bicycle Safety Day at t…

CITSTF PROJECT PLANNED FOR MARCH 17, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

CITSTF PROJECT PLANNED FOR MARCH 17, 2014       St. Patrick's Day is Monday, March 17, and local Law Enforcement Agencies along with the Central Iowa Traffic Sa…

VISITING HOURS TO CHANGE AT POLK COUNTY JAIL EFFECTIVE MARCH 2, 2014

Friday, February 07, 2014

VISITING HOURS TO CHANGE AT POLK COUNTY JAIL   Effective March 2nd, 2014, the visiting hours at the Polk County Jail will make the following chan…

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Des Moines, Iowa 50313

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