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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:

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Operating as usual

Timeline Photos
05/07/2021

Timeline Photos

LED message boards have been put in place. Remember May 17 North Howard & North Buxton become two way streets.

UPDATE:  Female subject has been identified.  Please message in private message any assistance you can provide on the ma...
04/28/2021

UPDATE: Female subject has been identified. Please message in private message any assistance you can provide on the male subject. Thank you for assistance.

The Indianola Police Department needs your help in identifying these individuals. If you know the identity of either person please contact Detective Metcalf at 515-961-9400.

04/20/2021

**Please important notification from the ICSD below:

Subject: Precautionary Evacuation

Dear LIWilder Families,

Shortly after 11:00 A.M. a natural gas smell was detected in the building, and students were evacuated from the building. The fire department was contacted, and the decision was made to bus LIW students to the Blake Fieldhouse for reunification with parents. Sack lunches are being provided.

Parents are asked to bring a form of identification and enter the Blake Fieldhouse main doors to pick up their students. Staff members are with students until they are picked up. Bus riders who remain at dismissal time will be bussed home on their regular route.

An unrelated evacuation also happened this morning when a fire alarm was pulled.

Mr. Sathoff
Mrs. Naughton

Please review this important information regarding COVID from the Public Safety Group.
04/19/2021

Please review this important information regarding COVID from the Public Safety Group.

The Public Safety Group has been evaluating the COVID Pandemic from the beginning, please click the link to review the most recent update for City of Indianola.
#ThinkIndianolaFirst
http://www.indianolaiowa.gov/903/Re-Open-Plan-Matrix

The Indianola Police Department needs your help in identifying this individual.  If you know the identity of this person...
04/12/2021

The Indianola Police Department needs your help in identifying this individual. If you know the identity of this person please contact Detective Metcalf at 515-961-9400.

The officers and staff of Indianola PD would like to convey our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow t...
04/10/2021

The officers and staff of Indianola PD would like to convey our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow troopers of Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Jim Smith #462.

Your sacrifice is not lost on us, and your honor will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace Sgt. Smith.

“In valor, there is hope.” - Tacitus

The officers and staff of Indianola PD would like to convey our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow troopers of Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Jim Smith #462.

Your sacrifice is not lost on us, and your honor will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace Sgt. Smith.

“In valor, there is hope.” - Tacitus

04/06/2021

URGENT: COVID Vaccination Clinic Location change because of inclement weather:

The Simpson College/HyVee/City of Indianola COVID Vaccination Clinic location scheduled for tomorrow, Wed. 4/7, has been moved because of weather. The new location will be Cowles Fieldhouse on the Simpson College campus. Address is 701 North C Street, Indianola Iowa.

Please enter on the west side of Cowles Fieldhouse to check in. There are several parking lots west & north of Cowles Fieldhouse on the Simpson College Campus within walking distance. Must wear a mask to enter Cowles Fieldhouse & please keep socially distanced. Participants are asked to arrive as close to your scheduled appointment time as possible to avoid congestion. Thank you!

Simpson College, HyVee and the City have partnered to offer a drive thru COVID 19 Vaccination Clinic (1,000 doses) for t...
04/02/2021
Vaccine Consent | Hy-Vee Pharmacy

Simpson College, HyVee and the City have partnered to offer a drive thru COVID 19 Vaccination Clinic (1,000 doses) for the community at Memorial Park on Wednesday, April 7. Registration is required and may be done via Hy-Vee’s website (link provided). Registered residents will enter the Memorial Park at the corner of West Euclid Avenue and North G Street and exit on West Detroit Avenue. In order to avoid traffic congestion, all participants must be registered and adhere to their scheduled vaccination time.
https://www.hy-vee.com/my-pharmacy/covid-vaccine-consent?event=7f0baed0-7cec-45fa-afc6-4d69daa6a433

Experience the very best customer service from your Hy-Vee Pharmacy. Conveniently fill out a vaccine consent form where you already love to grocery shop.

Timeline Photos
03/24/2021

Timeline Photos

Statewide tornado drill today, have a plan to keep your family safe.
#ThinkIndianolaFirst
#SevereWeather
#SpringInIowa

PSA: Please lock up your vehicles and remove valuables from them. Leaving your vehicles unlocked makes it easier for som...
03/06/2021

PSA: Please lock up your vehicles and remove valuables from them. Leaving your vehicles unlocked makes it easier for someone to consider taking something that doesn’t belong to them.

PSA: Please lock up your vehicles and remove valuables from them. Leaving your vehicles unlocked makes it easier for someone to consider taking something that doesn’t belong to them.

Snow Ordinance reminder: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM for Indianola area.Sunday 2/20. Mixed preci...
02/21/2021

Snow Ordinance reminder: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM for Indianola area.Sunday 2/20. Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Slow down and use caution.

Snow Ordinance reminder: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM for Indianola area.Sunday 2/20. Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Slow down and use caution.

02/16/2021

PSA: ICSD Alert: Due to inclement weather, Indianola schools will be delayed 2 hours on Tuesday, Feb 16th. No morning activities. No morning preschool.

02/15/2021

PSA: ICSD Alert: Due to inclement weather, Indianola schools will be delayed 2 hours on Monday, Feb 15th. No morning activities. No morning preschool.

Your voice and vision matter! 📣 More than 1,600 community members were part of crafting our recent comprehensive plan, E...
02/12/2021

Your voice and vision matter! 📣

More than 1,600 community members were part of crafting our recent comprehensive plan, Elevate Indianola. It’s time to build on this plan. We want your input on the future of our fire, police, library, and city hall facilities.

Please take 5 to 10 minutes to complete each of these two surveys. One is specific to the fire and police departments. The other is about the library and city hall.

Follow the links below on your computer. Surveys will be open until February 21.

Thank you for being part of the process! 🙌🙌

Library-City Hall Visioning Survey - https://www.menti.com/s48swr7g6s

Police and Fire Visioning Survey - https://www.menti.com/tp8igog92w

Your voice and vision matter! 📣

More than 1,600 community members were part of crafting our recent comprehensive plan, Elevate Indianola. It’s time to build on this plan. We want your input on the future of our fire, police, library, and city hall facilities.

Please take 5 to 10 minutes to complete each of these two surveys. One is specific to the fire and police departments. The other is about the library and city hall.

Follow the links below on your computer. Surveys will be open until February 21.

Thank you for being part of the process! 🙌🙌

Library-City Hall Visioning Survey - https://www.menti.com/s48swr7g6s

Police and Fire Visioning Survey - https://www.menti.com/tp8igog92w

Snow ordinance reminder: National Weather service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM SAT. ...
02/05/2021

Snow ordinance reminder: National Weather service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM
SAT. 2/6/2021 to include the Indianola area. Light to moderate snowfall. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with highest amounts toward the Missouri border. Plan on slippery road conditions, along with reduced visibility during heaviest period of snowfall Saturday morning. Many area roads remain partially snow and ice covered from the Thursday winter storm. The additional snowfall on top of those roads will further exacerbate existing travel difficulties. Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Snow ordinance reminder: National Weather service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM
SAT. 2/6/2021 to include the Indianola area. Light to moderate snowfall. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with highest amounts toward the Missouri border. Plan on slippery road conditions, along with reduced visibility during heaviest period of snowfall Saturday morning. Many area roads remain partially snow and ice covered from the Thursday winter storm. The additional snowfall on top of those roads will further exacerbate existing travel difficulties. Slow down and use caution while traveling.

02/05/2021

PSA: ICSD Alert: Schools are delayed 2 hours, tomorrow, 2/5. No morning activities, no morning preschool, & no early out for MS and HS (3:20 and 3:10 dismissal)

Snow Ordinance reminder:  NWS has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THURSDAY 2/4 TO 6 AM FRIDAY 2/5 f...
02/03/2021

Snow Ordinance reminder: NWS has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THURSDAY 2/4 TO 6 AM FRIDAY 2/5 for the Indianola area. Snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph. Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. Near blizzard conditions are possible at times due falling snow and blowing snow. Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Snow Ordinance reminder: NWS has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THURSDAY 2/4 TO 6 AM FRIDAY 2/5 for the Indianola area. Snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph. Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. Near blizzard conditions are possible at times due falling snow and blowing snow. Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Snow Ordinance reminder: National Weather service has issued a Winter Weather advisory in effect from 9am Sat 1/30 to 9 ...
01/29/2021

Snow Ordinance reminder: National Weather service has issued a Winter Weather advisory in effect from 9am Sat 1/30 to 9 am Sunday 1/31 for the Indianola area. Expect mixed precipitation. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations
of around one tenth of an inch. Plan on slippery road conditions. Tree limb damage and power outages are possible with the freezing rain and strong winds. Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Snow Ordinance reminder: National Weather service has issued a Winter Weather advisory in effect from 9am Sat 1/30 to 9 am Sunday 1/31 for the Indianola area. Expect mixed precipitation. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations
of around one tenth of an inch. Plan on slippery road conditions. Tree limb damage and power outages are possible with the freezing rain and strong winds. Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Thanks to Country Financial for their generous donation to IPD to offset safety equipment costs. Country Financial Agent...
01/29/2021

Thanks to Country Financial for their generous donation to IPD to offset safety equipment costs. Country Financial Agent Rob Keller stopped in to IPD and presented a check to officers on duty. Pictured L-R Ofc. Zac Ewing, Ofc. Josh Temple, Rob Keller, Sgt. Justin Keller, Aiden Keller, Lt. Rob Hawkins. We are grateful for the outstanding community support here in Indianola.

Thanks to Country Financial for their generous donation to IPD to offset safety equipment costs. Country Financial Agent Rob Keller stopped in to IPD and presented a check to officers on duty. Pictured L-R Ofc. Zac Ewing, Ofc. Josh Temple, Rob Keller, Sgt. Justin Keller, Aiden Keller, Lt. Rob Hawkins. We are grateful for the outstanding community support here in Indianola.

01/26/2021

PSA: ICSD Alert: Due to inclement weather, Indianola schools will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 26th. No preschool. No remote learning. No morning activities.

01/24/2021

NWS WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM MONDAY 1/25 TO 6 AM TUESDAY 1/26 to include Indianola. Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches. Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility and cause moderate drifting. The hazardous conditions will significantly impact the Monday evening commute.
Snow City Ordinance 69.10 prohibits parking on any public street or alley during a snow emergency parking ban. Such ban is in effect when two or more inches of snow or ice has fallen or is predicted by the National Weather Service. Due to two or more inches predicted by NWS the ordinance will be in effect when the snow is or has fallen. This ordinance remains in effect for 48 hours after the snow has stopped falling or until the streets are clear. Vehicles may not be parked on the street during this time. Once the streets are cleared you may resume parking on the street.

Do you want to be part of a growing community?  Join a quality department in a vibrant community near Iowa's largest met...
01/21/2021
Police Officer - Full Time - Indianola, IA

Do you want to be part of a growing community? Join a quality department in a vibrant community near Iowa's largest metropolitan area. The Indianola Police Department is currently hiring a Police Officer!
https://indianolaiowa.applicantpro.com/jobs/1633048.html
APPLICATION DEADLINE is February 12, 2021 1700 hrs.

Do you want to be part of a growing community? Join a quality department in a vibrant community near Iowa's largest metropolitan area. The Indianola Police Department is currently hiring a Police Officer! The City of Indianola is currently welcoming applications for the position of Police Officer. T...

Do you want to be part of a growing community?  The Indianola Police Department is currently hiring a Nightshift Police ...
01/21/2021
Police Clerical Assistant - Full Time - Indianola, IA

Do you want to be part of a growing community? The Indianola Police Department is currently hiring a Nightshift Police Clerical Assistant!
https://indianolaiowa.applicantpro.com/jobs/1631021.html
The City of Indianola is currently welcoming applications for the position of Police Clerical Assistant.
The hourly rate for this position starts at $16.105/hour. Job hours available are 11:00pm to 7:00am Monday through Friday; must be available for training Monday - Friday, 7:00am to 3:00pm for approximately 1 1/2 months and 3:00pm to 11:00pm for approximately 1 1/2 months. Willing to be able to work other shifts as needed. Willing to work holidays that fall in shift except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day; office is open for all other holidays.
The City offers an excellent benefits package. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer drug screening and background check. Position is open until filled.
The City of Indianola is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Do you want to be part of a growing community? The Indianola Police Department is currently hiring a Nightshift Police Clerical Assistant! The City of Indianola is currently welcoming applications for the position of Police Clerical Assistant. The City of Indianola, IA (pop. 14,278) is a growing com...

Tonight, Mayor Pam Pepper gave the oath of office to our three newest officers. Pictured L-R are Ofc. Nicole Stewart, Of...
01/20/2021

Tonight, Mayor Pam Pepper gave the oath of office to our three newest officers. Pictured L-R are Ofc. Nicole Stewart, Ofc. Ross Marshall, Ofc. Tanner Ortlund along with Mayor Pepper. All three officers have completed the police academy as well as field training, and have been assigned to the Patrol Division.

Tonight, Mayor Pam Pepper gave the oath of office to our three newest officers. Pictured L-R are Ofc. Nicole Stewart, Ofc. Ross Marshall, Ofc. Tanner Ortlund along with Mayor Pepper. All three officers have completed the police academy as well as field training, and have been assigned to the Patrol Division.

Update on road Closure
01/14/2021

Update on road Closure

Update on 9/14/21 - The road closure has been postponed to a later date the road will remain open today.

The City has approved a road closure for E 1st Ave from Hwy 65/69 to S 3rd Street. The closure will occur mid to late morning tomorrow (1/14/21). Please be cautious in the area as contractors work to complete a tree trimming project. The closure is planned to be done in the afternoon. #ThinkIndianolaFirst

01/14/2021

Snow Ordinance reminder:
NWS has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT 1/14/21 TO 6 PM FRI 1/15/21 Polk-Warren-Including the cities of Des Moines, Indianola, Norwalk and Carlisle

Snow expected with total snow accumulations of 4 to 6in. and winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult if not impossible at times with blowing snow significantly reducing visibility. The hazardous conditions will impact the Friday morning and evening commutes.

Road Closure
01/13/2021

Road Closure

Update on 9/14/21 - The road closure has been postponed to a later date the road will remain open today.

The City has approved a road closure for E 1st Ave from Hwy 65/69 to S 3rd Street. The closure will occur mid to late morning tomorrow (1/14/21). Please be cautious in the area as contractors work to complete a tree trimming project. The closure is planned to be done in the afternoon. #ThinkIndianolaFirst

Do you want to be part of a growing community?  Join a quality department in a vibrant community near Iowa's largest met...
01/07/2021
Police Officer - Full Time - Indianola, IA

Do you want to be part of a growing community? Join a quality department in a vibrant community near Iowa's largest metropolitan area. The Indianola Police Department is currently hiring a Police Officer!
https://indianolaiowa.applicantpro.com/jobs/1633048.html
APPLICATION DEADLINE is February 12, 2021 1700 hrs.

Do you want to be part of a growing community? Join a quality department in a vibrant community near Iowa's largest metropolitan area. The Indianola Police Department is currently hiring a Police Officer! The City of Indianola is currently welcoming applications for the position of Police Officer. T...

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