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The Indianola Police Department has 20 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.

Road closed today June 17th, due to sewer repair at 709 W. 4th Ave, one lane  should be open later this afternoon.
06/17/2020

Road closed today June 17th, due to sewer repair at 709 W. 4th Ave, one lane should be open later this afternoon.

Due to sewer services being performed: June 12th from 11A until the morning of June 13th North N Street will have a tota...
06/12/2020

Due to sewer services being performed: June 12th from 11A until the morning of June 13th North N Street will have a total closure between Euclid & Detroit Avenue. From June 13th to June 16th North N. Street will be partially closed from the morning of June 13th till midnight on June 16th.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Highway 92 (W. 2nd Ave.) will be shut down between S. D St. and S. F Street due to a gas leak. In additio...
06/12/2020

TRAFFIC ALERT: Highway 92 (W. 2nd Ave.) will be shut down between S. D St. and S. F Street due to a gas leak. In addition, access onto Hwy. 92 will not be possible at intersections with S. Freeman, S. E St, and S. F St. Mid American has been contacted and are working the problem.

Several Metro law enforcement leaders have fielded questions about an initiative entitled “8 Can’t Wait.” You can read m...
06/11/2020

Several Metro law enforcement leaders have fielded questions about an initiative entitled “8 Can’t Wait.” You can read more about the initiative at https://8cantwait.org/. We wanted to share how the Indianola Police Department addresses these topics.

Good morning Indy!!! #newday
06/09/2020

Good morning Indy!!! #newday

06/08/2020
Indianola Indian Softball 2020 - #Werinthistogether

Thank you to the Indianola High School Girls Softball team for sending us a thank you video. They want all first responders and other essential workers to know they care. It is clear that they put a lot of thought into the message and we are grateful to have their support! We are looking forward to seeing them out on the diamond this season! #inthistogether #indystrong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U81OP3Awp7Y&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2cS2j7mxLJkbKpW-fGv6x0z5EkjQ8syuEN-Vgg2hIvT3QwmLcqZdtMfKk

This video is to thank all essential workers that risked their own health and the health of their families to award us the opportunity to have a softball sea...

Officer Sparks and Sergeant Keller teamed up again this year with the Mayor’s Youth Council and Indianola Parks and Recr...
06/06/2020

Officer Sparks and Sergeant Keller teamed up again this year with the Mayor’s Youth Council and Indianola Parks and Recreation to pass out bicycle helmets and talk to parents and kids about bicycle safety. The event looked different this year with social distancing measures, but the goal of getting bicycle helmets distributed to protect the kids in our community was achieved. Thank you Blank Children’s Hospital for the generous donation of bicycle helmets!

Today, we honor the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who took part in the invasion of Normandy, France, on D-Day, June 6, 1...
06/06/2020

Today, we honor the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who took part in the invasion of Normandy, France, on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Operation Overlord helped lead to the eventual defeat of Germany in World War II. This military engagement is one of true heroism, and it shall remain as hollowed ground for eternity.

06/03/2020

PSA: There is no curfew in effect for the City of Indianola for this evening. Polk County has a curfew in effect from 9 pm to 5 am but that does not include the City of Indianola. Thank you.

Monday, June 8, at 5AM, West Ashland Avenue will be closed at mid-block between North Buxton and North Howard as part of...
06/03/2020

Monday, June 8, at 5AM, West Ashland Avenue will be closed at mid-block between North Buxton and North Howard as part of the Warren County Justice Center Construction Project. The closure is anticipated to last through the weekend, reopening on Monday morning, June 15.

06/02/2020
Indianola Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center

Please read the following post below regarding the Indianola Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.

These are unprecedented times, and the safety of the public is our top priority. After monitoring and evaluating the potential guidelines for operation of the aquatic center from the CDC, Iowa Department of Public Health and the National Recreation and Park Association, the City of Indianola has decided that Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center will remain closed for the 2020 season. This decision was not taken lightly and several factors weighed in on the final decision.

Full refunds will be issued to all who purchased a pool pass, registered for swim lessons or reserved the facility within the next 4-6 weeks.

Please see this important information below about an upcoming road closure.
06/02/2020

Please see this important information below about an upcoming road closure.

On Monday, June 8, 2020, Sternquist Construction will begin work on the Traffic Signal Timing Project & Iowa Avenue. The anticipated completion date is set for July 17th. Iowa Avenue from 1st Street to Jefferson Way will be closed and detour signs posted.
#thinkindianolafirst
#roadclosed
https://www.indianolaiowa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11246/20200601-Construction-Notice

Thank you to the Carpenter family for dropping off some snacks and cool drinks for our officers and staff. Pictured are ...
06/01/2020

Thank you to the Carpenter family for dropping off some snacks and cool drinks for our officers and staff. Pictured are L-R Ofc. Zac Ewing and Ofc. Josh Temple. We are reminded daily of the outstanding community support we have here in a Indy. #community #allin #support

REMEMBER……The Indianola Police Department has two parking spots reserved on the southside of our building for safe excha...
05/28/2020

REMEMBER……The Indianola Police Department has two parking spots reserved on the southside of our building for safe exchanges……..Even if one day, you meet on line, looking to buy a rooster. Welcome to Iowa…..this was a first!!!!

Water main break is fixed.
05/27/2020

Water main break is fixed.

On 05/27/2020 the Water Department has advised they have a water main break in the 900 block of West Salem Avenue.  West...
05/27/2020

On 05/27/2020 the Water Department has advised they have a water main break in the 900 block of West Salem Avenue. West Salem will be closed from H St., to G St. while they fix the water main break.

Tornado Watch: The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Tornado Watch for Indianola and Warren County eff...
05/26/2020
Des Moines, IA

Tornado Watch: The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Tornado Watch for Indianola and Warren County effective until 8:00 p.m. CDT. Please monitor the weather conditions and take shelter in the event of severe weather. For more information go to:

https://www.weather.gov/dmx/

On Memorial Day, we remember the sacrifices of those who didn’t make it home. Our nation salutes these heroes, and recog...
05/25/2020

On Memorial Day, we remember the sacrifices of those who didn’t make it home. Our nation salutes these heroes, and recognize the debt that cannot be repaid. We honor them in the way we live. 🇺🇸

Please see the information below regarding the closure of non-emergency offices for the Memorial Day holiday.
05/25/2020

Please see the information below regarding the closure of non-emergency offices for the Memorial Day holiday.

Non-emergency offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020, in observation of Memorial Day.
#thinkindianolafirst

We want to say an official “Congratulations!” to the Indianola High School Class of 2020!! Despite a pandemic that has t...
05/24/2020

We want to say an official “Congratulations!” to the Indianola High School Class of 2020!! Despite a pandemic that has tested every part of our society, each of you have not wavered. We look forward to seeing what the next chapter holds for you. #graduation2020

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, please plan on safety first. If you are traveling, buckle up and slow down to make...
05/22/2020

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, please plan on safety first. If you are traveling, buckle up and slow down to make sure you get to your destination safely. If you plan on consuming adult beverages, designate a sober driver. Our officers will be out enforcing traffic laws with an emphasis on locating, investigating and arresting impaired drivers.

Today we say thank you to the members on Armed Forces Day. We are thankful for the commitment to the defense of our nati...
05/16/2020

Today we say thank you to the members on Armed Forces Day. We are thankful for the commitment to the defense of our nation, no matter the circumstances. #armedforcesday

National Police Officers Memorial Day 2020. We remember your sacrifice and honor your legacy. You gave all and now we’ll...
05/15/2020

National Police Officers Memorial Day 2020. We remember your sacrifice and honor your legacy. You gave all and now we’ll take the watch from here. #heroes #sacrifice #remember

05/14/2020

PSA: There have been reports of door to door sales activity on the west side of Indianola this afternoon. Officers were unable to locate the individual(s) selling items door to door that were reported by residents. Currently, under the State of Iowa Governor's Proclamation of Disaster Emergency dated May 13th, 2020 and effective until May 27th, 2020, all unsolicited door to door sales are prohibited. This prohibition can be found in Section Three, subsection J. If you have solicitors approach your residence, you can report that by calling our non-emergency line at 515-961-9400. Thank you.

Thank you to Country Financial for their generous donation for equipment purchases. Chief Dave Button accepted the donat...
05/14/2020

Thank you to Country Financial for their generous donation for equipment purchases. Chief Dave Button accepted the donation today from Rob Keller, Financial Representative and owner, along with employee Maddie Kurth. The donation will go to the purchase of traffic enforcement equipment for the department. #community

See the below post regarding the use of the City Brush Facility. #thinkindianolafirst
05/14/2020

See the below post regarding the use of the City Brush Facility. #thinkindianolafirst

Beginning May 14, 2020, the operating hours for the Brush Facility will be as follows:
Thursdays from Noon to 7:00 PM
Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sundays from Noon to 4:00 PM

http://www.indianolaiowa.gov/323/Brush-Facility
#thinkindianolafirst

Today, we pause to remember former IPD Officer William E. “Pop” Hickman. Ofc. Hickman was injured while responding to a ...
05/13/2020

Today, we pause to remember former IPD Officer William E. “Pop” Hickman. Ofc. Hickman was injured while responding to a motor vehicle accident in November 1957 and passed away from complications from surgery related to the accident on December 6th, 1957. He was enshrined on the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Wall in 2018 and on the National Peace Officer Memorial Wall in 2019. Ofc. Hickman is the only line of duty death in department history. #nationalpoliceweek #LODD

The National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Fund 32nd Annual Candlelight Vigil is being held virtually tonight at 8:...
05/13/2020
Candlelight Vigil - National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

The National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Fund 32nd Annual Candlelight Vigil is being held virtually tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST, 7:00 pm. Central. Due to COVID-19, Police Week events have been canceled.

You can visit the link below to light a virtual candle, register to view the vigil and for other National Police Week information. https://nleomf.org/programs-events/national-police-week/candlelight-vigil

Virtual Candlelight Vigil May 13, 2020 8:00pm Eastern Register for Updates Light a Virtual Candle Join us for the May 13, 2020 Candlelight Vigil Watch from anywhere in the world as the names of those 307 brave men and women are read aloud in respect, honor, and remembrance at these locations: Facebo...

Please see the below post from the City of Indianola.
05/12/2020

Please see the below post from the City of Indianola.

Iowa Ave (from 1st St to Jefferson Way) will be closed soon for reconstruction. The contractor is working to select the start date. This is part of a project to improve the timing of traffic signals along Hwy 65/69 and IA 92.
For details and updates visit: https://www.indianolaiowa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1599
#thinkindianolafirst

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day. The w...
05/11/2020

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day. The week in which that date falls is designated National Police Week. Due to COVID-19, the annual events that occur in Washington, D. C. during Police Week have been canceled. In 2019, 146 officers were killed in the line of duty due to various reasons. Over 24,000 peace officers have their names etched on the Memorial Wall, including former IPD Ofc. William E. “Pop” Hickman. We ask that all flags fly at half-staff through Saturday, May 16th in honor of those who sacrificed all.

05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day today!! Be on your best behavior!!

UPDATE: This project has been delayed indefinitely, please disregard. Per Indianola Parks & Recreation.
05/07/2020

UPDATE: This project has been delayed indefinitely, please disregard. Per Indianola Parks & Recreation.

UPDATE 5-7-20: THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN DELAYED INDEFINITELY; THE TRAIL WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

A portion of the Jerry Kelley Trail will be closed beginning Friday, May 8, so that IMU can perform maintenance on the water tower. The project is expected to take 10 days, depending on the weather.

The City Brush Facility will be open again this weekend. Check out the below post from the City of Indianola for more in...
05/06/2020

The City Brush Facility will be open again this weekend. Check out the below post from the City of Indianola for more information. #Indystrong #thinkindianolafirst

The Brush Facility will be open this weekend to serve the community’s needs to dispose of yardwaste items! Image of the new layout. NEW this weekend: a staff member will be available to assist with loading mulch with a frontend loader.
http://indianolaiowa.gov/323/Brush-Facility
#thinkindianolafirst

Today is National Nurses Day! Thank you nurses for everything you do everyday, but especially right now. Your selflessne...
05/06/2020

Today is National Nurses Day!

Thank you nurses for everything you do everyday, but especially right now. Your selflessness and heroic actions in spite of a global pandemic deserve our gratitude and respect! Police officers need heroes too and those heroes are wearing scrubs!!!

Please see the below post from our friends over at Indianola Parks & Recreation about a temporary trail closure.
05/06/2020

Please see the below post from our friends over at Indianola Parks & Recreation about a temporary trail closure.

UPDATE 5-7-20: THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN DELAYED INDEFINITELY; THE TRAIL WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

A portion of the Jerry Kelley Trail will be closed beginning Friday, May 8, so that IMU can perform maintenance on the water tower. The project is expected to take 10 days, depending on the weather.

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