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Mandatory Curfew Order

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to advise the citizens of Polk County that a mandatory curfew order is in place starting May 31, 2020. The hours of curfew are from 9:00 PM until 5:00 AM on June 1, 2020. This curfew will remain effective until further notice.

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6/1/2020

COVID-19 Quick Stats
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COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 6-1-2020

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6/1/2020

Sheriff's Public Service Announcement
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Sheriff's Public Service Announcement

Sheriff PSA COVID-19(Video)

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4/9/2020

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Sheriff’s Office precautions for the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office continues to evaluate the COVID-19 Pandemic and prepare for the effects in our area. The lobbies of the Polk County Jail and the PCSO Patrol Headquarters are closed to the public until further notice.

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4/28/2020

Traffic Enforcement Initiative
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Traffic Enforcement Initiative

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with numerous metropolitan law enforcement agencies in a traffic enforcement initiative. Starting this week, you will see an increase in officers working the interstates and highways around Polk County. We are asking drivers to PLEASE SLOW DOWN and abide by the posted speed limit. Being safe doesn’t just mean social distancing and good hygiene. Our goal is to get you home safely.

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4/22/2020

Public Service Annoucement from the Polk County Sheriff's Office (Video)
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Public Service Annoucement from the Polk County Sheriff's Office (Video)

Kevin Schneider (Video)

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4/9/2020

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Help Des Moines

www.helpdsm.org If you or someone you know is in need of assistance during the current COVID-19 crisis, please refer to Help Des Moines via the following link www.helpdsm.org to access resources available to anyone in need.

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4/7/2020

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#aworldofhearts campaign

Join the movement #aworldofhearts on our Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Facebook page to help create solidarity during these trying times. You can print off the Polk County badge/heart decal and place it in your window. #strongertogether #aworldofhearts

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4/7/2020

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L.O.S.T. Program

PCSO is launching L.O.S.T (Loved Ones Stay Together) Program. It is a proactive initiative to assist officers in locating and identifying persons suffering from Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Autism or any other medical conditions which could result in them becoming lost or wandering.

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4/7/2020

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Update Contact Phone Number For Scams

The Polk County Sheriff's Office has added an option to our phone tree number to include COVID-19 scams and other scams that our citizens in the community may be currently dealing with. We urge the community to call 515-286-3333, then choose option 6, to speak to a live Deputy.

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4/3/2020

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Social Security Number Scam Alert

Several people have reported that they are receiving phone calls informing them that their social security number has been suspended. The caller states this situation can be fixed by providing some personal information, such as your date of birth or confirming your social

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11/8/2019

Emergency Curfew Order for Polk County In Effect from 9 PM to 5 AM Until Further Notice Polk County Curfew