Sheriff’s Office

News & Press Releases

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Week of September 23rd to September 29th       

  

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

  7200 NW 6th Dr

  4200 NW 94th Ave

 

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

  4500 NW 78th Ave

  1500 NE 66th Ave

 

Monday, September 25th, 2017

  4400 Delaware Ave

  6500 NE 41st Ave

 

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

  900 NE 46th Ave

  11000 NW 121st St

 

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

  5600 NE 3rd St

  9100 NE 46th Ave

 

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

  800 NE 50th Ave

  4400 NE 23rd Ave

 

Friday, September 29th, 2017

  4500 NW 78th Ave

  1300 NW 66th Ave

 

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

###

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WARNS OF PHONE SCAMS UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Warns Of Phone Scams Update

September 19th, 2017

 

Scammers are still contacting citizens stating they have a warrant for their arrest and are using the names of current Polk County Sheriff’s Office employees, telling them they need to pay a sum of money to avoid being arrested. THIS IS NOT THE PROCEDURE FOR TAKING CARE OF WARRANTS. As a general rule, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office does not discuss or take care of valid warrants over the telephone. 

If you receive calls similar to these, DO NOT follow the instructions given, but contact Polk County Dispatch at (515) 286-3333 or your local law enforcement agency to report the receipt of these types of calls. Be diligent and aware that there are individuals that will represent themselves under false pretenses for personal gain.

###

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Week of September 16th to September 22nd      

  

Saturday Sep. 16, 2017

  4500 NW 78th Ave

  6000 NW 6th Dr

 

Sunday Sep. 17, 2017

  8000 NW 37th St

  900 NE 46th Ave

 

Monday Sep. 18, 2017

  6700 NW 6th Dr

  2400 NE Oakhill Dr

 

Tuesday Sep. 19, 2017

  3100 NE 46th Ave

  4200 NE 94th Ave

 

Wednesday Sep. 20, 2017

  5100 NE 5th St

  6700 SE 60th St

 

Thursday Sep. 21, 2017

  7300 NW 4th St

  5000 NW Beaver Dr

 

Friday Sep. 22, 2017

  4500 NW 78th Ave - Correction

  4400 Delaware Ave

 

 

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

###

 

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICES CLOSED SEPTEMBER 4, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Polk County Sheriff's Offices Closed Monday, September 4th, 2017 for Labor Day 

 

Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Monday, September 4th, 2017, in observance of Labor Day. 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 September 4th.  However, the schedule for remote (internet service) visits will be available through www.iwebvisit.com

All offices will be open on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. 

 

Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day.

 

###

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Week of September 2nd to September 8th      

  

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

  4500 NW 78th Ave

  4400 Delaware Ave

 

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

  1500 NE 66th Ave

  8800 NE 29th St

 

Monday, September 4th, 2017

  4500 NW 94th Ave

  5400 NW Lower Beaver Rd

 

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

  13800 NE 6th St

  2300 NE 46th Ave

 

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

  4400 Delaware Ave

  4400 NE 23rd Ave

 

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

  5600 NE 3rd St

  11200 NW 16th St

 

Friday, September 8th, 2017

  7200 NW 26th St

  300 W Walnut Dt (Elkhart) 

 

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

###

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF AUGUST 26, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Week of August 26th to September 1st      

  

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

  400 NW 65th Ln

  8000 NW 37th St

 

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

  6700 NW 6th Dr

  3100 NE 46th Ave

 

Monday, August 28th, 2017

  4500 NW 78th Ave

  6000 NW 6th Dr

 

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

  4400 Delaware Ave

  5000 NW Beaver Dr

 

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

  3000 NE Aurora Ave

  6700 SE 60th St

 

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

  5600 NE Berwick Dr

  500 NE 80th St

 

Friday, Sep. 1st, 2017

  4600 NW 142nd Ave

  14900 NE White Oak Dr 

 

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

###

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Week of August 19th to August 25th      

  

 Saturday, August 19th, 2017

  6700 NW 4th St

  4200 NW 94th Ave

 

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

  4500 NW 78th Ave

  7200 NW 26th St

 

Monday, August 21st, 2017

  4400 Delaware Ave

  8800 NE 112th St

 

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

  900 NE 46th Ave

  5800 NE 27th Ave

 

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

  800 NE 50th Ave

  5700 NW 126th Ave

 

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

  1500 NE 66th Ave

  3800 NE 64th St

 

Friday, August 25th, 2017

  4500 NW 78th Ave

  3700 NE 80th St

 

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

###

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF AUGUST 12, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Week of August 12th to August 18th      

  

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

  4500 NW 78th Ave

  3200 NE 62nd Ave

 

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

  6800 NW Toni Dr

  5100 NE 5th St

 

Monday, August 14th, 2017

  10500 SE 56th Ave

  3000 NE Aurora Ave

 

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

  800 NE 44th Ave

  3700 NW 118th Ave

 

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

  9000 NE 94th Ave

  3100 NE 46th Ave

 

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

  2400 NE Oakhill Dr

  1300 NW 66th Ave

 

Friday, August 18th, 2017

  4400 Delaware Ave

  7100 SE Vandalia Dr 

 

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

###

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT IN EASTERN POLK COUNTY - AUGUST 11, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT AUGUST 11, 2017 IN EASTERN POLK COUNTY NEAR THE IOWA STATE FAIRGROUNDS

 

August 8th, 2017

Polk County, Iowa

 

Iowa Law Enforcement Officers will increase their presence in eastern Polk County, near the Iowa State Fairgrounds, on the evening of Friday, August 11th, 2017, for an event organized by the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force, (CITSTF), and Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, (GTSB). 

Law Enforcement Officers from many central Iowa jurisdictions will be enforcing all traffic laws while paying close attention to impaired drivers.  

Impaired driving takes countless lives in our state and around the nation. Please, if you do consume alcohol, arrange for a designated driver to keep yourself and everyone else on the roadways safe.

 

We remind Iowans to buckle up and drive safely and sober!

 

###

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF AUGUST 5, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Week of August 5th to August 11th      

  

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

  4200 NW 94th Ave

  1500 NE 66th Ave

 

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

  1300 NE 66th Ave

  4500 NW 78th Ave

 

Monday, August 7th, 2017

  900 NE 46th Ave

  2600 SE 72nd St

 

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

  7100 NW 6th Dr.

  300 W Walnut St (Elkhart)

 

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

  4500 NW 78th Ave

  2300 NE 46th Ave

 

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

  4400 NE Delaware Ave

  11200 NW 16th St

 

Friday, August 11th, 2017

  7000 NE 56th St

  4200 NE 27th St 

 

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

###

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF JULY 29, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Week of July 29th to August 4th      

  

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

  4500 NW 78th Ave

  400 NW 65th Ln

 

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

  5000 NW Beaver Dr

  3100 NE 46th Ave

 

Monday, July 31st, 2017

  800 NE 50th Ave

  4400 NE 23rd Ave

 

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

  1600 NE 70th Ave

  10600 NE 70th Ave

 

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

  4400 NE Delaware Ave

  3000 NE Aurora Ave

 

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

  4800 NE 3rd St

  4500 NW 78th Ave

 

Friday, August 4th, 2017

  1600 NW 70th Ave

  6700 SE 60th St

 

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

###

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE MAKES ANIMAL ABUSE ARREST - JULY 25, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE MAKES ANIMAL ABUSE ARREST

On July 25th, 2017, Polk County Deputies were dispatched to the 4000 block of NE 45th Dr. in reference to an Animal Abuse report.  

According to information provided by the Animal Rescue League, Des Moines Animal Control, and Polk County Animal Control, there was an incident the evening of July 24th, 2017, where two dogs were together in a fenced-in area at a residence in the 4000 block of NE 45th Dr. At some point, the dogs began fighting and, after the dogs had been separated, Michael Thomas Mitchell, 31, of Des Moines, reportedly stabbed the Pit-bull mix at least twice with a pocket knife, causing serious injury to the dog. The other dog, breed unknown, received minor injuries in the altercation. The Pit-bull mix was taken to the Iowa Veterinary Referral Center for treatment. The condition of the dog is unknown at this time. 

After an investigation by Polk County Deputies and Polk County Animal Control, Michael Mitchell was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail on one count of Animal Abuse, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Mitchell posted bond and was released. 

Stephanie Filer, of the Animal Rescue League, will answer questions regarding the current status and welfare of the Pit-bull mix. Filer can be reached at (319) 929-5540. 

There is nothing further to report on the criminal case.

 

                                              End

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT IN NORTHWESTERN POLK COUNTY - JULY 29, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT JULY 29th, 2017 IN NORTHWESTERN POLK COUNTY

 

July 25th, 2017

Polk County, Iowa 

Iowa Law Enforcement Officers will increase their presence in northwestern Polk County, in the evening of Saturday, July 29th, 2017, for an event organized by the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force, (CITSTF), and Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, (GTSB). 

Law Enforcement Officers from many central Iowa jurisdictions will be enforcing all traffic laws while paying close attention to impaired drivers.  

Impaired driving takes countless lives in our state and around the nation. Please, if you do consume alcohol, arrange for a designated driver to keep yourself and everyone else on the roadways safe. 

We remind Iowans to buckle up and drive safely!

 

###

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WARNS OF CONTINUING PHONE SCAMS REGARDING WARRANTS AND JURY DUTY - JULY 19, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Continuing Phone Scams Regarding Warrants and Jury Duty

 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the public of a continuing telephone scam that is currently happening. Citizens are receiving telephone calls claiming to be from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office that there is a signed a warrant for the persons arrest for not showing up for Jury Duty, and to retrieve a large amount of cash and follow further instructions to avoid being arrested. THIS IS NOT THE PROCESS for Jury Duty. 

Also, citizens are receiving telephone calls from individuals identifying themselves as Polk County Sheriff’s Office employees stating that there is a warrant for their arrest and they need to pay a sum of money to avoid being arrested. THIS IS NOT THE PROCEDURE FOR TAKING CARE OF WARRANTS. As a general rule, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office does not discuss or take care of valid warrants over the telephone. 

Citizens do receive correspondence regarding these issues at times that are valid. Take the time to follow-up and call the numbers provided to verify the validity of the requests. 

If you receive calls similar to these, DO NOT follow the instructions given. Please call the Polk County Courthouse Jury Management at (515) 286-3769 to have any Jury Duty questions answered or contact Polk County Dispatch at (515) 286-3333 or your local law enforcement agency to report the receipt of these types of calls. Be diligent and aware that there are individuals that will represent themselves under false pretenses for personal gain.

###

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ANNOUNCES NOBLE CHAPTER - JUNE 29, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Announces NOBLE Chapter

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to host a ceremony to announce that the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) has accepted a request for an Iowa Chapter. Due to the efforts of Polk County CID Captain Bob Stanton, 5th Judicial District Supervisor Art Rabon, Polk County Court Services Sgt Keith Onley, and Polk County Jail Sgt Amos Holt, representatives from NOBLE will be at the Polk County Jail on Thursday, June 29th, at 10:00am to welcome the new Iowa Chapter. Membership will be offered to all local agencies in Iowa and bordering states, creating a communication network among multiple agencies. 

NOBLE is directed towards African-Americans in the Law Enforcement community. Diversity, however, is a key issue, with NOBLE memberships spanning all races, cultures, and religions. NOBLE has nearly 60 chapters representing over 3,000 members worldwide and serves more than 60,000 youths.

A NOBLE chapter here in Iowa would assist in recruitment efforts and vastly increase diversity within the Iowa Law Enforcement community. NOBLE also helps train law enforcement officers, bridges racial divides, and helps create strong voices within our communities.

NOBLE is geared toward anyone in the Law Enforcement community or supporters of Law Enforcement. Members consists of Civil Service Command Staff to Civilian Detention Officers to Business Sponsors from the Federal, State, and Local levels and many others. 

Brenda Goss Andrews, NOBLE Region IV Vice-President (Brenda.region4vp@gmail.com) , stated, “I am very excited about the formation of our first NOBLE chapter in Iowa. NOBLE looks forward to working with this new chapter to forge partnerships and build collaborative relationships between Law Enforcement and the community.” 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite the media to this important event. If you plan on covering this, please contact Lt. Rich Blaylock, Public Information Officer.

###

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HOLIDAY CLOSURES - JULY 4, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Closures in Observance of July 4th 

 

Administrative offices at the Polk County Sheriff’s Civil, Patrol, Jail, Court Services, and River Place Administrative Divisions will be closed to the public on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, in order to observe Independence Day. 

Services that will be interrupted include visitation at the Jail (no on-site visitation, however, remote visits through iWebvisit.com will be available), Weapon Permit procedures at Patrol Headquarters, as well as duties of the Civil Division.  All offices will be open on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017. 

 

Please have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day.

###

INCREASE IN FRAUDULENT PHONE SCAMS ACROSS POLK COUNTY - JUNE 9, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

INCREASE IN FRAUDULENT PHONE SCAMS ACROSS POLK COUNTY

 

 

June 9, 2017

Polk County, Iowa 

There is currently a SIGNIFICANT INCREASE in fraudulent phone scams across Polk County. We want everyone 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(s) involved are threatening arrest unless immediate payment is made over the phone. 

Today, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center has received multiple calls from citizens who have been contacted by an unknown male claiming to be “Polk County Deputy Kenneth Cook”, from telephone number 515-994-8848.  The criminal in this particular phone scam is ordering victims to go directly to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office located at 6023 NE 14th Street to pay a $2000 fine as a result of failing to show up for jury duty.  Victims are reporting that the scam artist is very aggressive, threatening to issue arrest warrants if payment is not made.  It should also be known that upon call back to this phone number, a fraudulent voice mailbox has been set up stating that the number belongs to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. 

The person involved in this phone scam reportedly has basic knowledge of the victim’s personal information, including home address, cell phone number and employer. 

This is a scam; the Polk County Sheriff’s Office does not employ a deputy by the name of “Kenneth Cook”, nor would we ever contact citizens by telephone for the purpose of collecting fines or any other payment. 

Anyone receiving telephone calls of this nature 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.

###

 

BRIDGE CLOSURE NEAR THE POLK COUNTY JAIL - JUNE 19, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bridge Closure Near the Polk County Jail 

 

On Monday, June 19th, 2017, the Delaware Ave Bridge over Interstate 80 will be closed to take down and replace the current bridge.  The estimated time the bridge will be shut down will be approximately 5-6 months.  Please plan on revising your course of travel if you drive to the Polk County Jail from the South on Delaware Ave. Use NE 14th St to NE 54th Ave, turn East, then turn South on Delaware Ave. 

Thank you for your understanding and please drive safe.

###

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE UPDATE ON PHONE SCAMS - JUNE 5, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE UPDATE ON PHONE SCAMS

****UPDATE June 5, 2017**** 

 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of the WARRANT PROCEDURE PHONE SCAM still taking place.  

Even if the scammers use current employees that you recognize as Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies, please verify with Polk County Dispatch at (515) 286-3333 any telephone calls you receive asking for cash or credit card numbers regarding warrants or jury duty. THIS IS NOT THE PROCEDURE FOR TAKING CARE OF WARRANTS! As a general rule, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office does not discuss or take care of valid warrants over the telephone. 

Protect yourself and be diligent. DO NOT MAKE MONEY TRANSACTIONS OVER THE TELEPHONE IN REGARDS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT SITUATIONS and call your local law enforcement agency for any questions if you have doubts.

###

LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF MAY 27, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Week of May 27 to June 2, 2017  

  

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

  8000 NW 37th St

  6000 NW 6th Dr

 

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

  7200 NW 26th St

  5000 NE 22nd St

 

Monday, May 29th, 2017

  5100 NE 5th St

  4500 NW 78th Ave

 

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

  2400 NE Oakhill Dr

  3100 NE 46th Ave

 

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

  5400 NW Lower Beaver Rd

  3000 NE Aurora Ave

 

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

  6700 SE 60th St

  1000 NE 54th Ave

 

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

  3800 NE 64th St

  4000 NE 46th St 

 

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

UPDATE MISSING PERSON FOUND SAFE - APRIL 18, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

***Update - Missing Person Found Safe***

 

Karen Pickering has been found and she is safe. Karen has been reunited with her family.  

For the privacy of the family, there is no further information available.  

The Polk County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the community for their assistance and concern. 

###

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE IN MISSING PERSON CASE - APRIL 17, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Missing Person.  

Karen Kimberly Pickering, of Des Moines, was staying at a residence in Bondurant, Iowa. Pickering was discovered missing in the early hours of Saturday, April 15th, 2017. Pickering left behind her wallet and cell phone, among other personal items. Pickering has medical issues that need attention. 

Pickering is 5’3”, approximately 160lbs, with hazel eyes and brownish hair. Pickering is possibly driving a silver/gray 2015 Chrysler 200c license plate IW604. There is currently no clothing description. 

If anyone comes in contact with Pickering, please call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 515-286-3333 or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400, so that her well-being can be verified. 

Polk County Detectives are actively working the case.

 End

UPDATE ON TRIPLE HOMICIDE IN BONDURANT - APRIL 8, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

***Update on Triple Homicide in Bondurant***

Nicholson in Custody at the Polk County Jail

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office booked Chase Marcus Nicholson into the Polk County Jail early this morning after he was transported from Neosho, Missouri. 

Nicholson was booked into the Jail on a valid Material Witness warrant, with a bond of $2,000,000 cash only. Nicholson had an initial appearance on this charge this morning, and the next scheduled court date is a hearing on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, at 10:00am at the Polk County Courthouse. 

There may be additional charges in the future. Included is the current booking photo. 

There is no additional information available at this time.

###

 

UPDATE ON TRIPLE HOMICIDE IN BONDURANT - APRIL 7, 2017 (1)

Friday, April 7, 2017

**Polk County Homicide Update**


The Polk County Sheriff's Office obtained a valid Material Witness Warrant for Chase Nicholson. Sometime around 10am this morning, Nicholson was arrested after turning himself in to Neosho, Missouri, Police. Polk County Detectives are enroute to Neosho, Missouri, to speak with Nicholson and Neosho Detectives. 

There is no other information available at this time. 

The Polk County Sheriff's Office believes there is no longer a threat to the community. 

###

UPDATE ON TRIPLE HOMICIDE IN BONDURANT - APRIL 7, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

***UPDATE on Triple Homicide in Bondurant***

        

Polk County Detectives and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) are continuing their investigation of a triple homicide at 9783 NE 88th St in Bondurant Iowa. 

The victims in this case have been identified as the following: 

Mark Alan Nicholson, 58, of Bondurant

Charla Lee Nicholson, 56, of Bondurant

Tawni Alexis Nicholson, 24, of Bondurant.

 

All three victims were residences of the address listed and related. 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has identified Chase Marcus Nicholson, 20, of Bondurant, as a person of interest in this case. Chase is 6ft, 175lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Chase is possibly driving a grey 2002 Volkswagen Passat, license number 023ZNW.  

Please use caution if you come in contact with Chase Nicholson and call 911 or Polk County Dispatch at 515-286-3334 immediately.

###

POLK COUNTY DETECTIVES CONDUCTING DEATH INVESTIGATION - APRIL 6, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

 

Polk County Detectives Conducting Death Investigation

 

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a welfare check in the 9700 block of NE 88th St in Bondurant, Iowa, at around 9:30pm Thursday, April 6th, 2017. When Deputies entered the residence, they discovered three deceased individuals inside. 

Polk County Detectives and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) are currently processing the crime scene. 

Updates will be provided as information becomes available. 

 

                                                                   End

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF SWEARING-IN NEW DEPUTIES - MARCH 30, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Polk County Sheriff Swearing-in New Deputies  

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is announcing the swearing-in ceremony for 18 new Deputy Sheriffs.  

Polk County Sheriff Bill McCarthy will be administering the Oath of Office for 18 new Deputy Sheriffs at 9:00am on Thursday, March 30th, 2017, at River Place, 2309 Euclid Avenue in Des Moines. The new Deputies are a part of the Polk County Master Courts Project that was approved through referendum by Polk County voters on November 5th, 2013.  

Please feel free to help us welcome our new staff members. 

END

ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING INDIVIDUAL - MARCH 24, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in identifying an individual that was involved in the robbery of the Git-N-Go convenience store at 2nd Ave and Aurora Ave. 

At around 11:45pm Sunday night, March 26th, 2017, a male subject entered the Git-N-Go and handed the cashier a note stating he had a gun. The suspect left the scene in an unknown silver car, driven by an unknown female with short reddish hair. The suspect was described as a male in his 30’s with facial hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. 

If anyone recognizes the individual in the photo, please contact Polk County Sheriff’s Office Dispatchers at (515) 286-3333 or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at (515) 223-1400.

                                                        End

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROECT IN CENTRAL POLK COUNTY - MARCH 13, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT MARCH 13TH IN CENTRAL POLK COUNTY 

March 12, 2017

Polk County, Iowa 

Iowa Law Enforcement Officers will increase their presence in the area of central Polk County on Monday, March 13th for an event organized by the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force, (CITSTF), and Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, (GTSB). 

Law Enforcement Officers from many central Iowa jurisdictions will be enforcing all traffic laws while paying close attention to seatbelt usage and speed awareness.  

Statistics show that wearing seat belts saves lives and following traffic laws reduces the number and severity of motor vehicle accidents.  These projects are intended to raise awareness of safe driving habits in order to save lives.

 

We remind Iowans to buckle up and drive safely!

###

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.

###

SHERIFF'S OFFICE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DETENTION OFFICER THROUGH APRIL 15, 2015 (1)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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 April 15, 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 April 15, 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

 

 

 

Contact Us

Polk County Sheriff
1985 NE 51st Place
Des Moines, Iowa 50313

Administration: (515) 286-3814
Administration Fax: (515) 323-5473
Civil: (515) 286-3800
Communications
: (515) 286-3333
Jail: (515) 323-5400
Law Enforcement
: (515) 286-3306