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en SHERIFF'S OFFICE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DETENTION OFFICER THROUGH SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 (1) Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:29:52 GMT /sheriff/news-press-releases/sheriffs-office-now-accepting-applications-for-detention-officer-through-september-25-2015-1/ PolkCounty Government

 Des Moines, Iowa

  

Detention Officer

 

Polk County Sheriffs Office

 

Salary Range:  $39,610.00 - $56,371.00 Annually 

Under general supervision ensures the protection, welfare, safety, custody and control of inmates incarcerated in the Polk County Jail.

 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Detention Officer. Applications will be accepted now through September 25, 2015.   A complete, detailed job description for this position is available on the Polk County Human Resources website: http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/hr/job-opportunities/

 

DEADLINE: Applicants must submit an online application and required documents by September 25, 2015. 

CONTACT INFO:

Polk County Human Resources

111 Court Avenue Suite 390

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Office: (515) 286-3200

Website: humanres@polkcountyiowa.gov

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS - WEEK OF AUGUST 29, 2015 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:05:41 GMT /sheriff/news-press-releases/locations-for-automated-traffic-enforcement-vehicle-locations-week-of-august-29-2015/ AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, August 29, 2015:   4400 NE 23rd Ave.
    900 NE 46th Ave.
     
Sunday, August 30, 2015:   7200 NW 26th St.
    8000 NW 37th St.
     
Monday, August 31, 2015:   500 NE 80th St.
    7000 NE 56th St.
     
Tuesday, September 1, 2015:   9000 NE 94th Ave.
    4200 NE 27th St.
     
Wednesday, September 2, 2015:   4400 NE Delaware St.
    4300 NW Morningstar Dr.
     
Thursday, September 3, 2015:   10000 NW Beaver Dr.
    200 NW 118th Ave.
     
Friday, September 3, 2015:   1600 NE 70th Ave.
    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 AUGUST 22, 2015 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:34:38 GMT /sheriff/news-press-releases/locations-for-automated-traffic-enforcement-vehicles-week-of-august-22-2015/ AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, August 22, 2015:   7200 NW Fisher Dr.
    4900 NW Beaver Dr.
     
Sunday, August 23, 2015:   3100 NE 46th Ave.
    3000 NE Aurora Ave.
     
Monday, August 24, 2015:   300 SE 108th St.
    3700 NE 80th St.
     
Tuesday, August 25, 2015:   1000 NE 54th Ave.
    9100 NE 46th Ave.
     
Wednesday, August 26, 2015:   4400 NE 23rd Ave.
     
Thursday, August 27, 2015:   900 Boone St. (Sheldahl)
    1300 NW 66th Ave.
     
Friday, August 28, 2015:   5000 NE Delaware St.
    10600 NE 70th 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 AUGUST 15, 2015 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:34:27 GMT /sheriff/news-press-releases/locations-for-automated-traffic-enforcement-vehicles-week-of-august-15-2015/ AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, August 15, 2015:   4200 NW 94th Ave.
    800 NE 50th Ave.
     
Sunday, August 16, 2015:   1600 NE 70th Ave.
    7400 NE 46th St.
     
Monday, August 17, 2015:   9000 SE 32nd Ave.
    2700 NE 56th St.
     
Tuesday, August 18, 2015:   4400 NE Delaware St.
    300 W. Walnut St. (Elkhart)
     
Wednesday, August 19, 2015:   4300 NW Morningstar Dr.
    8000 NW 37th St.
     
Thursday, August 20, 2015:   3200 NE 62nd Ave.
    5800 NE 27th Ave.
     
Friday, August 21, 2015:   7100 NW 6th 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 AUGUST 8, 2015 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:24:51 GMT /sheriff/news-press-releases/locations-for-automated-traffic-enforcement-vehicles-week-of-august-8-2015/ AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, August 8, 2015:   1300 NW 66th Ave.
    5000 NW Delaware St.
     
Sunday, August 9, 2015:   5600 NE Berwick Dr.
    8800 NE 29th St.
     
Monday, August 10, 2015:   3100 NE 46th Ave.
    9100 NE 46th Ave.
     
Tuesday, August 11, 2015:   4600 NW 142nd Ave.
    6800 NW Toni Dr.
     
Wednesday, August 12, 2015:   1500 NE 66th Ave.
    7300 NW 6th Dr.
     
Thursday, August 13, 2015:   5500 NE Oakhill Dr.
    6500 NE 41st Ave.
     
Friday, August 14, 2015:   9000 NE 94th Ave.
    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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POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PARTNERS WITH NEXTDOOR TO BUILD STRONGER, SAFER COMMUNITIES Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:43:24 GMT /sheriff/news-press-releases/polk-county-sheriffs-office-partners-with-nextdoor-to-build-stronger-safer-communities/ July 29, 2015

Polk County, IOWA 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce its partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for neighborhoods, to build stronger, safer communities with the help of residents. 

This integration with Nextdoor will enable the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to communicate online with Polk County Iowa neighborhoods. Residents and Polk County Sheriff officials will be able to work together to increase safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch. 

“Having the ability to easily communicate with residents is extremely vital to not only maintaining, but also increasing safety and reducing crime within Polk County communities,” said Sgt. Brandon Bracelin “With Nextdoor, we can help empower neighbors to keep their communities safe and connected and give them the ability to collaborate on virtual neighborhood watch efforts.” 

“This partnership gives neighbors an easy way to not only get to know each other, but develop stronger relationships with local Polk County Sheriff’s Office officials, “said Sheriff Bill McCarthy. “We believe that building trust and constant communication channels will lead to stronger and safer neighborhoods.” 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be able to share helpful information with Nextdoor members, such as important crime alerts, emergency notifications, safety precautions and tips, and updates on activity affecting the local area to Nextdoor websites within Polk County. 

Nextdoor is free for residents and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Each Polk County neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents of that neighborhood. Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor website. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood before joining Nextdoor. Information shared on Nextdoor is password-protected and cannot be accessed by Google or other search engines. 

Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address. If residents have questions about their Nextdoor website, please visit help.nextdoor.com.

 

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF AUGUST 1 - 7, 2015 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:41:04 GMT /sheriff/news-press-releases/locations-for-automated-traffic-enforcement-vehicles-week-of-august-1-7-2015/ AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VE3HICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, August 1, 2015:   900 NE 46th Ave.
    7300 NW 26th St.
     
Sunday, August 2, 2015:   4900 NW Beaver Dr.
    8000 NW 37th St.
     
Monday, August 3, 2015:   7100 SE Vandalia
    7400 SE 6th Ave.
     
Tuesday, August 4, 2015:   3200 NE 66th Ave.
    11300 NE 64th St.
     
Wednesday, August 5, 2015:   4400 NE Delaware St.
    1000 NE 54th Ave.
     
Thursday, August 6, 2015:   3700 NW 118th Ave.
    11000 NW 44th St.
     
Friday, August 7, 2015:   7000 NE 56th St.
    4200 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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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CAMERAS - WEEK OF JULY 25, 2015 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:22:47 GMT /sheriff/news-press-releases/locations-for-automated-traffic-enforcement-cameras-week-of-july-25-2015/ AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, July 25, 2015:   5800 NE 27th Ave.
    3100 NE 46th Ave.
     
Sunday, July 26, 2015:   1300 NW 66th Ave.
    4200 NW 94th Ave.
     
Monday, July 27, 2015:   2200 NE 80th St.
    8800 NE 112th St.
     
Tuesday, July 28, 2015:   900 Boone St. (Sheldahl)
    7200 NW Fisher Ln.
     
Wednesday, July 29, 2015:   5000 NE Delaware St.
    800 NE 50th Ave.
     
Thursday, July 30, 2015:   11300 NE 64th St.
    3000 NE Aurora Ave.
     
Friday, July 31, 2015:   1600 SE 68th 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 JULY 18, 2015 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:28:52 GMT /sheriff/news-press-releases/locations-for-automated-traffic-enforcement-vehicles-week-of-july-18-2015/ AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, July 18, 2015:   4200 NE 94th Ave.
    5600 NE Berwick
     
Sunday, July 19, 2015:   8000 NW 37th St.
    1000 NE 54th Ave.
     
Monday, July 20, 2015:   7100 SE Vandalia Dr.
    4400 NE 23rd Ave.
     
Tuesday, July 21, 2015:   9000 NE 94th Ave.
    7400 NE 46th St.
     
Wednesday, July 22, 2015:   11000 NW 44th St.
    10000 NW Beaver Dr.
     
Thursday, July 23, 2015:   1500 NE 66th Ave.
    4800 NE 3 St.
     
Friday, July 24, 2015:   3200 NE 66th Ave.
    8800 NE 29th St.

*Altlhough 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 JULY 11, 2015 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:40:56 GMT /sheriff/news-press-releases/locations-for-automated-traffic-enforcement-vehicles-week-of-july-11-2015/ AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Saturday, July 11, 2015:   4200 NW 94th Ave.
    4900 NW Beaver Dr.
     
Sunday, July 12, 2015:   200 NW 72nd Pl.
    1500 NE 66th Ave.
     
Monday, July 13, 2015:   500 NE 80th St.
    7800 NE 38th Ave.
     
Tuesday, July 14, 2015:   300 W. Walnut (Elkhart)
    3000 NE Aurora
     
Wednesday, July 15, 2015:   4300 NW Morningstar Dr.
    4400 NE Delaware St.
     
Thursday, July 16, 2015:   7000 NE 56th St.
    10600 NE 70th Ave.
     
Friday, July 17, 2015:   1300 NW 66th Ave.
    500 NE 70th Ave.

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

 

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ATM SKIMMING SCAM ALERT - PREVENTION TIPS Thu, 04 Jun 2015 09:16:54 GMT /sheriff/news-press-releases/atm-skimming-scam-alert-prevention-tips/ June 4, 2015

POLK COUNTY, Iowa

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to advise the public of “ATM skimming” prevention tips.

Typically, ATM skimming thieves use two devices to capture your personal identification number (P.I.N.) and card data which can be hard to detect as these devices mimic the card slot on the ATM.  One device sits over the area where you swipe your card and reads the magnetic stripe containing your account number.  The second device, which captures your P.I.N., consists of a hidden camera on the ATM itself.

Below are three tips to prevent ATM Skimming Thefts:

1. Cover your PIN password with your hand

Hidden cameras are disguised so they can pick up your password.  By protecting it, ATM thieves can't access your account.

2. Observe the ATM

Look at an ATM to make sure the card slot is "legitimate and not tacked on." 

3. Check bank balances frequently

Check your account activity frequently for unusual or unauthorized activity. 

If you come across an ATM machine that you suspect of containing a “skimming device” immediately report it to your local law enforcement. 

The photo below is courtesy of the FBI which illustrates how ATM skimming works:

 

ATM SKIMMING SCAM PHOTO

 

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IMPERSONATING AS A POLICE OFFICER - MAY 26, 2015 Thu, 28 May 2015 15:12:49 GMT /sheriff/news-press-releases/impersonating-as-a-police-officer-may-26-2015/ TRAFFIC STOP CONDUCTED BY A MAN WHO WAS BELIEVED TO BE IMPERSONATING HIMSELF AS A POLICE OFFICER

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a traffic stop that was conducted by a male who was believed to be impersonating himself as a police officer.  On Tuesday, May 26th at 4:30 p.m. a female called into the Polk County Sheriff’s Office stating that she was stopped by an unmarked white four door sedan with a black push bumper and “big” red/blue emergency lights on top near the 14200 block of NE 22nd Street. 

The suspect, who was dressed in a black button down shirt and black pants, told the driver that he had pulled her over for speeding.  The suspect then asked the driver to exit her vehicle so that he could search her car.  The driver was suspicious of the suspect’s behavior, advising him that she was going to call 911 to ask for another officer.  At that time the suspect got back into his car and left northbound on NE 22nd Street. 

The suspect is described as a tall, skinny, white male in his late 40’s to early 50’s with brown eyes and partially balding gray hair. 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is vigorously investigating this incident.  Impersonating a police officer in the state of Iowa is an aggravated misdemeanor, punishable by up to two years in prison. 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to advise the public that if they are ever stopped by a person who he/she believes is not a police officer we ask that they call 911 to confirm that the traffic stop is legitimate.  If you do not have access to phone in your vehicle, you should obey all traffic laws and continue driving until you reach a well lit public area.  After pulling over, if you suspect that the person is not a police officer, advise them that you would like a uniformed officer present. 

If anyone has information related to the case please call Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400 or contact them by email at www.polkcountycrimestoppers.org.

 

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POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015 Thu, 21 May 2015 07:53:42 GMT /sheriff/news-press-releases/polk-county-sheriffs-office-closed-on-monday-may-25-2015/ POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CLOSED ON MAY 25, 2015

Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff's Office will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015.  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 25. However, the schedule for remote (internet service) visits will be available through http://www.iwebvisit.com/about-remote-video-visitation/.

All offices will be open on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.  More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/sheriff.

 

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IDENTITY THEFT INVOLVING THE IRS AND/OR FILING YOUR TAXES Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:12:41 GMT /sheriff/news-press-releases/identity-theft-involving-the-irs-andor-filing-your-taxes/ If you are the victim of identity theft involving the IRS and/or filing your taxes - below is a website to help you get the process started to resolve this burdensome issue.

 

http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Identity-Protection

 

 

 

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