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POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

Polk County Sheriff's Offices Closed May 30, 2016

Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff's Office will be closed Monday, May 30, 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 May 30, 2016.  However, the schedule for remote (internet service) visits will be available through http://www.iwebvisit.com/.

All offices will be open on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/sheriff.

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF MAY 28, 2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, May 28, 2016: 4500 NW 78th Ave.
11000 NW 121 St.
Sunday, May 29, 2016: 4300 NW Morningstar Dr.
5800 NE 27th Ave.
Monday, May 30, 2016: 4800 NE 3rd St.
3600 NE 46th Ave.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016: 4400 Delaware Ave.
7200 NW 26th St.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016: 300 W. Walnut St. (Elkhart)
5600 NE Berwick Dr.
Thursday, June 2, 2016: 6700 NW 4th St.
7100 SE Vandalia Dr.
Friday, June 3, 3016: 3000 NE Aurora Ave.
10000 NW Beaver Dr.

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

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF MAY 21, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, May 21, 2016: 8000 NW 37th St.
8800 NE 29th St.
Sunday, May 22, 2016: 500 NE 70th Ave.
4800 NE 3rd St.
Monday, May 23, 2016: 1300 NW 66th Ave.
300 SE 108th St.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016: 5600 NW 3rd Ct.
10600 NE 70th Ave.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016: 7300 NW 6th Dr.
3700 NW 118th Ave.
Thursday, May 26, 2016: 1500 NE 66th Ave.
1600 SE 68th St.
Friday, May 27, 2016: 4200 NW 94th Ave.
11300 NE 64th 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 MAY 14, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, May 14, 2016: 4500 NW 78th Ave.
7200 NW 26th St.
Sunday, May 15, 2016: 1000 NE 54th Ave.
3200 NE 62nd Ave.
Monday, May 16, 2016: 4300 NW Morningstar Dr.
4400 NE 23rd Ave.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016: 4400 Delaware Ave.
8800 NE 112th St.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016: 1600 NE 70th Ave.
4600 NW 142nd Ave.
Thursday, May 19, 2016: 800 NE 50th Ave.
4000 NE 46th St.
Friday, May 20, 2016: 6800 NW Toni Dr.
3700 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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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF MAY 7, 2016

Friday, May 06, 2016

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, May 7, 2016: 1300 NW 66th Ave.
4400 NE 23rd Ave.
Sunday, May 8, 2015: 1500 NE 66th Ave.
3000 NE Aurora Ave.
Monday, May 9, 2016: 9000 NE 94th Ave.
5000 NE 22nd St.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016: 4000 NE 46th St.
11000 NW 44th St.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016: 2300 NE 46th Ave.
300 SE 108th St.
Thursday, May 12, 2016: 8000 NW 37th St.
4600 NW 142nd Ave.
Friday, May 13, 2016: 1500 NE 66th Ave.
7400 NE 46th 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 APRIL 30, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, April 30, 2016: 900 NE 46th Ave.
NOT DEPLOYED - MAINTENANCE
 
Sunday, May 1, 2016: 4500 NW 78th Ave.
NOT DEPLOYED - MAINTENANCE
 
Monday, May 2, 2016: 3200 NE 62nd Ave.
NOT DEPLOYED - MAINTENANCE
 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016: 7100 SE Vandalia Dr.
3100 NE 46th Ave.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016: 6700 NW 4th St.
10000 NW Beaver Dr.
 
Thursday, May 5, 2016: 4400 Delaware Ave.
4200 NE 94th Ave.
 
Friday, May 6, 2016: 6500 NE 41st 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 TRAFFICE ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES WEEK OF APRIL 23, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, April 23, 2016: 4300 NW Morningstar Dr.
1000 NE 54th Ave.
Sunday, April 24, 2016: 4200 NW 94th Ave.
7300 NW 4th St.
Monday, April 25, 2016: 500 NE 80th St.
1600 NE 70th Ave.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016: 6500 NE 41st Ave.
5000 NE Oakhill Dr.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016: 3700 NW 118th Ave.
5000 NE 22nd St.
Thursday, April 28, 2016: 5600 NE 3rd St.
9100 NE 46th Ave.
Friday, April 29, 2016: 4200 NE 27th St.
3100 NE 46th 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 APRIL16, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, April 16, 2016: 4500 NW 78th Ave.
2300 NE 46th Ave.
Sunday, April 17, 2016: 4400 NE 23rd Ave.
1500 NE 66th Ave.
Monday, April 18, 2016: 4400 Delaware Ave.
11200 NW 16th St.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016: 9000 SE 32nd Ave.
800 NE 50th Ave.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016: 900 Boone St. (Sheldahl)
7200 NW 26th St.
Thursday, April 21, 2016: 9000 NE 94th Ave.
3000 NE Aurora Ave.
Friday, April 22, 2016: 7200 NW Fisher Ln.
7000 NE 56th 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 APRIL 9, 2016

Thursday, April 07, 2016

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, April 9, 2016: 6700 NW 4th St.
5000 NE 22nd St.
Sunday, April 10, 2016: 1500 NE 66th Ave.
8800 NE 29th St.
Monday, April 11, 2016: 5800 NE 27th Ave.
5600 NE 3rd St.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016: 11300 NE 64th St.
1000 NE 54th Ave.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016: 500 NE 70th Ave.
11000 NW 121st St.
Thursday, April 14, 2016: 4300 NW Morningstar Dr.
7100 SE Vandalia Dr.
Friday, April 15, 2016: 7400 NE 46th St.
2700 NE 56th 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 APRIL 2, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, April 2, 2016:   3600 NE 46th Ave.
    4200 NW 94th Ave.
     
Sunday, April 3, 2016:   4200 NE 27th St.
    3200 NE 62nd Ave.
     
Monday, April 4, 2016:   1600 NE 70th Ave.
    300 W. Walnut St. (Elkhart)
     
Tuesday, April 5, 2016:   10000 NW Beaver Dr.
    8000 NW 37th St.
     
Wednesday, April 6, 2016:   800 NE 50th Ave.
    3000 NE Aurora Ave.
     
Thursday, April 7, 2016:   2200 NE 80th St.
    900 NE 46th Ave.
     
Friday, April 8, 2016:   4400 Delaware Ave.
    4600 NW 142nd Ave.

*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 - MARCH 15, 2016

Monday, March 07, 2016

S.A.L.T

Seniors and Law Enforcment Together

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR MARCH S.A.L.T. MEETING

The topic of discussion will be FINANACIAL ABUSE in the older adult community.  This training will be presented by the Polk County Attorney’s Office.

 

Polk County Northside Senior Center

Park Fair Mall

100 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

12:30 P.M.

 

INCREASE IN FRAUDULENT PHONE SCAMS ACROSS POLK COUNTY

Thursday, February 25, 2016

There is currently a SIGNIFICANT INCREASE in fraudulent phone scams across Polk County.  We at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office  and the Polk County Attorney’s Office are seeing multiple people fall victim to a variety of phone scams. We want citizens to be aware of these scams and to be watchful for what is occurring.  The exact number of different scams out there is unknown however they all seem to revolve around one nexus; in most cases the criminal involved in most of these scams are threatening immediate action or arrest unless immediate payment is made over the phone. 

Here are a few of the more popular scams being reported: 

IRS PHONE SCAM: 

This scam involves a criminal who identifies themselves as an employee of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  The suspect in this scam tells the victim they owe back taxes, and immediate payment is required to avoid arrest. 

If you receive calls of this nature hang up and do not call the given number back.  Please contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) to report the call. Use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page: (https://apps.irs.gov/app/scripts/exit.jsp?dest=https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml)

You can also call 1-800-366-4484.

JURY DUTY PHONE SCAM:

This scam involves a criminal who identifies themselves as Polk County Deputy “Jim Lewis”.  The suspect in this case advises the victim(s) that they owe money ($2,500) for failing to show up for jury duty.  The victims are threatened with a fine ($400/day) until the money is paid in full. 

Neither the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, nor any of its employees will call any citizen by phone demanding money.  If you received calls of this nature please report them to your local law enforcement agency. 

UTILITY PHONE SCAM: 

This scam involves a criminal who identifies themselves as a utility employee.  The suspect in this case tells the victim(s) that they are late in making their monthly utility payment.  The suspect demands immediate payment over the phone or their utility service will be disconnected. 

If you receive a call of this nature please hang up and contact your utility service at the listed number published in the phone book or on their website to verify. 

LAWSUIT PHONE SCAM: 

This scam involves a call 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 a (804) area code, however this number could change. 

If you receive this type of call hang up and do not call the given number back.

These incidents, along with any similar incidents are indeed false. 

This type of activity is a crime and will be investigated and taken very seriously.  Anyone receiving this type of telephone notification should not comply with payment. If a call like this is received, don’t offer revealing personal information and ask specific questions. Anything suspicious in nature should be reported to local law enforcement. 

Please be vigilant and spread the word to your friends, family and coworkers.

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PHONE SCAMS REPORTED ACROSS POLK COUNTY (1)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

PHONE SCAMS REPORTED ACROSS POLK COUNTY

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 want citizens to be aware of these scams and to be watchful for what is occurring.

We have been notified that multiple people within the Polk County Metro area continue to receive IRS Phone Scams, along with other Scams requesting money/immediate payment by phone.

https://youtu.be/dOQypmRXTHE

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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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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.

 

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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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
Law Enforcement
: (515) 286-3306