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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*   Saturday, April 19th, 2014:   4500 Block of NW 78th Avenue     1300 Block of NW 66th Avenue       Su…

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF APRIL 14, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*   Monday, April 14th, 2014:   4500 Block of NW 78th Avenue     1000 Block of SE 68th Street       Tues…

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES- WEEK OF APRIL 7, 2014 (UPDATED: VEHICLES BACK IN SERVICE)

Monday, April 07, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*   UPDATE- Vehicles Back Into Service Week of April 7, 2014 – April 11, 2014             The Automated Traffic E…

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF MARCH 31, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*   Monday, March 31st, 2014:   4400 Block NE Delaware Street     6500 NE 41st Avenue     …

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…

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMTED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF MARCH 24, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS* Monday, March 24th, 2014:   4500 NW 6th Drive     100 NW 142nd Avenue       Tuesday…

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 S…

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF MARCH 17, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS* Monday, March 17th, 2014:   8800 NE 112th Street     10600 NE 70th Avenue       Tue…

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF MARCH 10, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*   Monday, March 10th, 2014 3100 NE 46th Avenue 3000 NE Aurora Avenue   Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 5500 NE…

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF MARCH 3, 2014

Monday, March 03, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS - WEEK OF MARCH 3, 2014*   Monday, March 3, 2014 4400 NE Delaware Street 900 NE 60th Avenue   Tuesday, Mar…

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF FEBRUARY 24, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*   Monday, February 24th, 2014:   6800 NW 6th Drive     NW 66th Avenue / NW 2nd       …

FRAUDULENT DEMANDS MADE USING SHERIFF’S OFFICE NAME

Monday, February 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 10, 2014 FRAUDULENT DEMANDS MADE USING SHERIFF’S OFFICE NAME The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was made aware once again of a fr…

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…

POLK COUNTY ONLINE WEAPON PERMIT APPLICATIONS - July 15, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

POLK COUNTY ONLINE WEAPON PERMIT APPLICATIONS     Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to introduce a new procedure for applying for weapon permits.  Effe…

Public Information Officer Duties - June 15, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Effective Saturday, June 15, 2013, Sgt. Brent Long will be the Public Information Officer for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Long has been with the Polk…

VIDEO VISITATION UPDATES - June 13, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

In order to make inmate visitation more convenient in the future, the Polk County Jail’s video visitation system will be going through multiple updates …

UPDATE FATAL ACCIDENT 6800 BLOCK NE 14TH ST - JUNE 7, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

UPDATE JUNE 7, 2013: The man who was pronounced deceased at the accident scene is Don Mike Cameron. According to physical evidence at the scene, it appears that…

SUBMERGED VEHICLE RECOVERED FROM POND IN GRIMES - April 21, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched just after 5:00 a.m. today to a pond in the 800 block of East 1st Street, (near the Kum & Go on Highway …

FRAUDULENT DEMANDS MADE USING SHERIFF’S OFFICE NAME - April 23, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a fraudulent phone scam demanding payment in order to rectify an outstanding debt and avoid being arrested. P…

FATAL ACCIDENT ON NE 94TH AVENUE - June 12, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

At approximately 8:40 p.m. Tuesday evening, June 11, 2013, Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a fatal accident at 9133 NE 94th Avenue. Upon …

COOPERATION BETWEEN MULTIPLE AGENCIES LEADS TO QUICK ARREST IN VEHICLE ARSON CASES - June 6, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A vehicle fire was reported to the Polk County Sheriff’s Communication Center on May 30, 2013, at 5:36 a.m. in the 3100 block of SE Keystone Drive in Grimes. A…

ARREST MADE BE DILIGENT WHEN PAYING FOR MATERIALS AND LABOR - April 9, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Polk County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested 30-year old Joshua Auten, of Grimes, today on a charge of second degree theft. It has been reported that materials we…

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