Indianola Police Department

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IPD has 21 sworn police officers & 5 civilian staff that serve the residents and visitors of Indianola The Indianola Police Department has 21 certified Police Officers who serve the 15,000 plus residents and visitors of Indianola. Before posting on this page, please review these terms. A posting on this page constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions: 1. In case of emergency or you need police assistance, dial 911. 2. Do not use this page to report a crime. To report a crime, call 911 or our non-emergency line at 515-961-9400, or go to the Indianola Police Department. 3. If you post information related to a crime on this page, you may become a witness in court proceedings. 4. IPD's "liking" of other organizations or individual user's pages does not indicate an endorsement of that organizations/individual user's actions or comments. 5. Comments posted on IPD page are not to be considered the opinion of IPD; nor does IPD endorse any third-party comments on this page. 6. The Indianola Police Department reserves the right to remove or block anyone who posts inappropriate material as determined by IPD. The Indianola Police Department welcomes a person's right to express his/her opinion and encourages posters to keep comments related to the content on this page. IPD reserves the right to remove any comments that are inappropriate or offensive, including, for example, comments that: 1. defame, abuse, harass, threaten, stalk, or violate the legal rights of others. 2. include hatred, slander, threats, obscenity, violence, vulgarity or sexual content. 3. spam, advertise, or solicit commerce or promote illegal activity. 4. promote, foster, or perpetuate discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, age, religion, national origin, gender or sex, sexual orientation, or disability. 5. have personal information about another person or that violates a person's privacy. 6. include copyrighted material that belongs to another person or entity. 7. contains links to inappropriate web sites. 8. contains confidential information or information that may compromise the safety or security of the public or any member of the IPD.

Mission: Our Mission: "The men and women of the Indianola Police Department, in partnership with the community, are committed to providing quality, professional police services to our citizens and visitors through the preservation of peace, order, safety, problem resolution and education. These services will be delivered in a fair and equitable manner by treating all with the dignity due to them, while reflecting the values of the community." Our Vision: The Indianola Police Department is dedicated towards continuously improving our services and equipment to better serve our community. All persons requesting our services will be treated with respect, dignity and compassion in their time of need.

Operating as usual

Despite all of the challenges we have faced in 2020, we here at IPD are thankful for the opportunity to keep our communi...
11/26/2020

Despite all of the challenges we have faced in 2020, we here at IPD are thankful for the opportunity to keep our community safe. We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Be safe!

Monday Nov. 23rd, Indianola Officers delivered Thanksgiving meals to families and Heal house in Indianola. The meals wer...
11/24/2020

Monday Nov. 23rd, Indianola Officers delivered Thanksgiving meals to families and Heal house in Indianola. The meals were made possible by our Indianola Police Department Community Outreach Program and prepared by Indianola Hy-Vee. Thank you to all our IPDCOP sponsors that donate to help us give back to our community.

When you wear polyester pants in a foot chase……through the woods!
11/24/2020

When you wear polyester pants in a foot chase……through the woods!

Today, IPD Chief Dave Button and IFD Chief Greg Chia presented Laurie Abernathy, HEAL House Board President, with a dona...
11/23/2020

Today, IPD Chief Dave Button and IFD Chief Greg Chia presented Laurie Abernathy, HEAL House Board President, with a donation check for money raised for our “We’re hair to help” No Shave November event. Each officer, firefighter and clerical support staff that wished to participate donated some $$$ to go towards HEAL House. To learn more about HEAL House go to: www.healhouseofiowa.org

#kindnessmatters
#thinklocal
#itsbettertogive

Things are still growing at I.P.D.....well....except for Det. Chia.....as hard as he tried, that's the best he could do!
11/23/2020

Things are still growing at I.P.D.....well....except for Det. Chia.....as hard as he tried, that's the best he could do!

The Indianola Police Department is looking for information about this flatbed truck. If you know where we may find this ...
11/23/2020

The Indianola Police Department is looking for information about this flatbed truck. If you know where we may find this vehicle, please contact Det. Brad Metcalf at 515-961-9400.

City of Indianola #thinkindianolafirst
11/19/2020

City of Indianola #thinkindianolafirst

Due to a damaged storm-sewer manhole cover, a temporary lane closure will occur in the 400 block of W 2nd Ave (Hwy 92) tomorrow, Nov 19th at 9:30 am and is expected to be completed by 6:00 pm. Please use extreme caution and drive slow at this construction work zone.
UPDATE: This is happening in the eastbound lane.

11/17/2020

Just a reminder to not text and drive! Thanks to our team at the City of Indianola for helping put this video together as well as Conjunction Media for producing it.

PSA: PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY AND HELP SHARE - Due to rising COVID rates for our area, beginning 11/17: - All Library and ...
11/16/2020

PSA: PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY AND HELP SHARE - Due to rising COVID rates for our area, beginning 11/17:

- All Library and Parks & Recreation will be closed and all programs canceled.
- The Library will offer curbside book pick-up.
- City Hall remains closed to the public.
- City staff at all locations are available via the published phone numbers on website to assist you.

Thank you for your patience & understanding. The City’s Public Safety Group continues to monitor and develop appropriate plans in response to the increasing rates. Information will be provided on City communication outlets as updates occur.

We 'hair' that things are growing at IPD!! Our officers are growing beards and our female staff are wearing blue in thei...
11/16/2020

We 'hair' that things are growing at IPD!! Our officers are growing beards and our female staff are wearing blue in their hair as part of a No Shave November charity initiative. All officers and staff that are participating pitched in to help donate money to a charitable cause that will be revealed later this week.

Disclaimer: All photos were taken with social distancing measures in place.

Sharing is caring....#WorldKindnessDay#SelflessService#IFDgoodsports
11/13/2020

Sharing is caring....
#WorldKindnessDay
#SelflessService
#IFDgoodsports

11/12/2020

The Verizon Outage has been repaired and all services are back to normal operations.

11/12/2020

The phone service to Warren County 911 is temporarily down. Until the 911 service is restored, if anyone is needing to contact the Indianola Police Department, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office or the Indianola Fire Department, please call one of the phone numbers listed below. If you are unable to get through on one of these numbers, please try one of the other 2 numbers. All will be available for any emergency phone calls.

IPD 515-961-9400
WCSO 515-961-1122
IFD 515-961-9405

Coming soon...#slowreveal #newlook
11/11/2020

Coming soon...
#slowreveal
#newlook

Thank you to all veterans who have served in our Armed Forces!! We celebrate your courage, your sacrifice, and your comm...
11/11/2020

Thank you to all veterans who have served in our Armed Forces!! We celebrate your courage, your sacrifice, and your commitment to this country! We are the land of the free because of the brave!!

With Veterans Day this week, we here at IPD want to take a moment and recognize our officers and staff that have or are ...
11/11/2020

With Veterans Day this week, we here at IPD want to take a moment and recognize our officers and staff that have or are currently serving in the Armed Forces! Today, we are recognizing Officer Chris Marsh.

Chris Marsh entered the U.S. Army on September 19th, 1984, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. After completing basic training in November, he was sent to Fort Gordon, Georgia, for schooling in M.O.S. [Military Occupation Specialty, 31 Mike, a multi-channel radio equipment operator. Marsh completed this training in March, 1985. He then volunteered for hometown recruiter duty, in which he helped the recruiters from his hometown area in Minnesota with telling prospective future soldiers about what it was like to be in basic training and school. After three months of hometown recruiter duty, he was sent to Fort Hood, Texas, where Marsh was assigned to the 55th Signal Company, 6th Cavalry Brigade, [Air Combat.] For the next 25 months he served as a multi channel radio equipment operator. Upon leaving active duty, Marsh transferred over to the Minnesota National Guard. He was assigned to Company C, 147th Signal Battalion, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Marsh remained there until the end of his term of service in May 1990. Marsh’s awards and decorations include earned the Army Service ribbon and Army Commendation medal. Chris is very proud of his service and encourages all young people to at least consider a period of service in the armed forces.

With Veterans Day this week, we here at IPD want to take a moment and recognize our officers and staff that have or are ...
11/10/2020

With Veterans Day this week, we here at IPD want to take a moment and recognize our officers and staff that have or are currently serving in the Armed Forces! Today, we are recognizing Officer Ross Marshall.

Ross Marshall joined the Iowa Army National Guard in 2015 as a 31B Military Police officer. He attended One Station Unit Training (Basic/AIT) at Fort Leonard Wood, MO before joining his unit, the 186 MP Co, based at Camp Dodge, Johnston IA. Ross has completed the Best Warrior Competition in the Guard which is a competitive event competing in various events such as marksmanship, military knowledge, land navigation and endurance, punctuated with a 12-mile ruck march. In 2019, he was deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for a year conducting detainee operations. Ross is still currently serving in the Army National Guard with the rank of Sergeant and is assigned as a team leader. His awards include the Army Achievement Medal (2), National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Iowa Commendation Medal, Iowa Leadership Ribbon w/Torch.

UPDATE: This project was initially scheduled for Wed. 11/11, but has been moved to Thur. 11/12.TRAFFIC ALERT: During lat...
11/09/2020

UPDATE: This project was initially scheduled for Wed. 11/11, but has been moved to Thur. 11/12.

TRAFFIC ALERT: During late-August of this year, a crash at the intersection of E. 2nd Ave. (92) & S. Jefferson Way (65/9) completely damaged the traffic signal cabinet and controller. A temporary traffic signal controller was placed until the new equipment was ordered. The new replacement for the signal cabinet and controller has arrived, and it is to be installed on Thursday November 12th, 2020. While the new traffic signal cabinet/controller is installed, the intersection will operate as an all-way stop-controlled intersection. Please use caution and drive slow as the signal cabinet is reinstalled.

With Veterans Day this week, we here at IPD want to take a moment and recognize our officers and staff that have or are ...
11/09/2020

With Veterans Day this week, we here at IPD want to take a moment and recognize our officers and staff that have or are currently serving in the Armed Forces! Today we are recognizing Clerical Michelle Snyder.

Michelle Snyder spent 2-1/2 years in the U. S. Air Force as a material facilities (warehouse) specialist, issuing parts, tools, and clothing to ground crews and flight personnel. After completing basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX. Her initial duty station was Ellsworth AFB near Rapid City, SD, home of the B1 Bomber. Later, she was transferred to RAF Greenham-Common, a former joint military base in the United Kingdom that was known for enduring peace protest movements during the time when GLCMs were still active. She is honored and privileged to have served her country, even for a brief amount of time.

With COVID numbers on the rise across our State, here are some simple tasks to protect yourself and others.
11/07/2020

With COVID numbers on the rise across our State, here are some simple tasks to protect yourself and others.

Chief Button and SRO Jay Hackett showing off their No Shave November beards during COVID.
11/06/2020

Chief Button and SRO Jay Hackett showing off their No Shave November beards during COVID.

Fall Median Maintenance on Hwy 65/69:Monday, November 9, 2020The inside lanes of Hwy 65/69 (North Jefferson Way) will be...
11/05/2020

Fall Median Maintenance on Hwy 65/69:
Monday, November 9, 2020
The inside lanes of Hwy 65/69 (North Jefferson Way) will be closed from 6:00 am - 4:00 pm on Monday, November 9, for maintenance to the entry medians. Please use caution. (This was originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 10. Please note date change)

City of Indianola #thinkindianolafirst
11/04/2020

City of Indianola #thinkindianolafirst

Public Works will be finishing the painting of crosswalks and stop bars at the intersection of S Jefferson Way and E 2nd Ave. Work will begin tomorrow morning, Thursday, November 4th around 8:30 AM, at which time the traffic signals will be flashing red in all directions. Work is expected to be completed by early afternoon. We apologize for this inconvenience.

City of Indianola #thinkindianolafirst
11/04/2020

City of Indianola #thinkindianolafirst

Public Works will be painting crosswalks and stop bars at the intersection of S Jefferson Way and E 2nd Ave. Work will commence tomorrow morning, Wednesday, November 4th from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, at which time the traffic signals will be flashing red in all directions. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Today marks 4 years since we lost 2 heroes in a senseless act of violence. DMPD Sgt. Tony Beminio and Urbandale PD Ofc. ...
11/02/2020

Today marks 4 years since we lost 2 heroes in a senseless act of violence. DMPD Sgt. Tony Beminio and Urbandale PD Ofc. Justin Martin were ambushed in their patrol cars in the early morning hours of Nov. 2nd, 2016. They both had Indianola ties as they both attended Simpson College. Sgt. Beminio started his law enforcement career as an Indianola police officer prior to moving to Des Moines. We remember their sacrifices and honor their legacies. Det. Chia, Ofc. Wicks, Sgt. Keller and Ofc. Ewing paused to pay tribute to them both at the Memorial rock dedicated to them on the Simpson Campus. Never forgotten. #5030 #1140

Daylight savings ends this weekend! Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 1st, or...
10/31/2020

Daylight savings ends this weekend! Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 1st, or before you go to bed Saturday evening. Now is also time to change the batteries in your fire alarms.
#ThinkIndianolaFirst
#ExtraHourOfSleep
#FireAlarm
#FireSafety

Tonight is the night! Kids and families will be out from 6-8 PM celebrating Halloween.  Please use caution when driving ...
10/30/2020
Beggars' Night | Indianola, IA - Official Website

Tonight is the night! Kids and families will be out from 6-8 PM celebrating Halloween. Please use caution when driving in residential areas and for those participating, the below link provides some helpful safety tips.
#thinkindianolafirst
#safetytips
https://www.indianolaiowa.gov/955/Beggars-Night

Halloween is quickly approaching, and the City of Indianola encourages residents to continue to follow public health guidelines during this fall tradition by being creative with safe ways to enjoy!

Chief Dave Button filled in for virtual Storytime  at the Indianola Public Library. You can check out a new twist on an ...
10/27/2020
Storytime with Janis & Friends: 10-27-2020

Chief Dave Button filled in for virtual Storytime at the Indianola Public Library. You can check out a new twist on an old classic read by Chief Button by following the link below. Thank you to the Indianola Public Library for inviting us to share in the joy of reading!!! #thinkindianolafirst

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gb_kK7p7Ww&list=PLh0EWgx3jV2pSI5q8YoH0JrOyqkqJPyfC&index=44

Permissions granted by: Viking Children's Books Sing & Grow Australia Mr. Musicman Robert Lowery

It is with great sadness we announce that former Indianola Police Lieutenant Pete Berry passed away on Sunday, October 2...
10/26/2020

It is with great sadness we announce that former Indianola Police Lieutenant Pete Berry passed away on Sunday, October 25th. Pete started his career working at the Indianola Public Works department. In 1965, Pete transferred over and worked for the Police Department for 31 years, retiring in 1997. Pete went on to work as a crossing guard and was a member of the Indianola City Council. Pete served the Indianola community for nearly 60 years. Our thoughts are with his family. He will be greatly missed

Good morning Indy! White stuff greets us to start your work week! Please allow increased following and stopping distance...
10/26/2020

Good morning Indy! White stuff greets us to start your work week! Please allow increased following and stopping distances to help avoid being in a motor vehicle accident. Time to put those winter driving skills to good use. Be safe!

City of Indianola #thinkindianolafirst
10/25/2020

City of Indianola #thinkindianolafirst

The Public Works Street team is closely monitoring the weather forecast, ready to deploy when the need arises. To be notified when the Snow Ordinance has gone into effect sign-up for notifications on our website at https://www.indianolaiowa.gov/list.aspx
#ThinkIndianolaFirst
#WinterIsComing

10/24/2020
Indianola Community School District

Congratulations to Indianola HS on their playoff victory tonight! 🏈

Wow, what a night for Indians Football! Indianola defeats Johnston 30-7 on the road tonight. Congratulations!

Our condolences go out to the family and colleagues of retired IFD firefighter/EMT Gary Scrivner. He was a rock and embo...
10/20/2020

Our condolences go out to the family and colleagues of retired IFD firefighter/EMT Gary Scrivner. He was a rock and embodied the values of the fire service. Thanks for being a part of our community. Rest In Peace Gary.

It is with much sadness that The Indianola Fire Department has learned that retired firefighter/EMT Gary Scrivner has passed away.
Gary unselfishly served the citizens of Indianola as a volunteer for many years. He retired from the fire department only a few years ago. He will be greatly missed.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family.

As IPD is a part of the City of Indianola, our staff is represented on the Employee Engagement Committee The committee l...
10/15/2020

As IPD is a part of the City of Indianola, our staff is represented on the Employee Engagement Committee The committee looks for positive ways to engage and improve the work life of city employees. Today, foster puppies were brought in to give free hugs for city staff, including Sgt. Dwyer. He can’t resist a good puppy cuddle!!

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