Osceola, Iowa Police Department

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05/26/2020

Tornado Watch in effect for Osceola and Clarke County until 8pm tonight.

Monitor news and weather sources for immediate information.

In honor of Richard L. Eggleston, EOW: November 22, 1917. The only Osceola Officer killed in the line of duty.  "In Valo...
05/13/2020

In honor of Richard L. Eggleston, EOW: November 22, 1917. The only Osceola Officer killed in the line of duty. "In Valor there is Hope."

05/12/2020

700 blk of W Washington closed and without water due to water main break. Estimated repair time 9pm

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05/11/2020

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A late season winter storm will impact southern Iowa starting today and tonight. A band of light snow over southern Iowa...
04/16/2020

A late season winter storm will impact southern Iowa starting today and tonight. A band of light snow over southern Iowa this morning will give way to moderate to heavy snow this afternoon and evening. The snow over southern Iowa will be heavy at times with accumulations of 1 to 2 inches per hour possible at times. In addition, the snow will be heavy and wet and could lead to the potential of tree and powerline damage. If traveling across the southern half of Iowa on Thursday into Thursday night, be prepared for hazardous driving conditions. A sharp cutoff to the accumulations is expected near the Interstate 80 corridor. Additional information can be found at www.weather.gov/dmx

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM THURSDAY TO 7 AM CDT FRIDAY...* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumula...
04/16/2020

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM THURSDAY TO 7 AM CDT FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches.

* WHERE...Southern Iowa including Osceola

* WHEN...From 5 AM Thursday to 7 AM CDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Wet,
heavy snow could stick to power lines and trees, creating a risk
for power outages.

Can 2020 get any stranger?  Sorry folks, I cannot make this stuff up.
04/15/2020

Can 2020 get any stranger? Sorry folks, I cannot make this stuff up.

A late season snow storm is set to affect southern Iowa starting on Thursday. Snow is expected to move into southwest Iowa around daybreak and then spread north and east through the day. Moderate to occasionally heavy snow is forecast at times by Thursday afternoon and into the evening across southern Iowa. Brisk east to northeast winds are also expected which will produce some drifting and blowing snow. If traveling across the southern half of Iowa on Thursday into Thursday night, be prepared for hazardous driving conditions. Additional information can be found at www.weather.gov/dmx

The Osceola PD would like to help kids celebrate their birthday during this period of social distancing.  We will come b...
04/03/2020

The Osceola PD would like to help kids celebrate their birthday during this period of social distancing. We will come by and show off our lights and siren and hopefully bring some joy to your special day. Give us a call at 641-342-2121 to set this up if you are interested.

Again, this is only pre-emptive.  We do not currently have any known positive cases of COVID-19 in Clarke County.  These...
03/30/2020

Again, this is only pre-emptive. We do not currently have any known positive cases of COVID-19 in Clarke County. These tents are being erected at hospitals throughout Iowa. However, this tent is being set up for when it happens and for handling large of potential patients keeping them outside of the hospital itself. Stay calm.

03/29/2020

100 blk. N. Osceola closed for water main break. 500 blk. of E. Washington and 100 blk. N. Osceola without water until approximately 2pm today.

03/19/2020

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Clarke County until 11pm this evening.

We have a few RUMORS floating around Iowa, and locally that need addressed.1. The Governor is NOT announcing a 15 day sh...
03/19/2020

We have a few RUMORS floating around Iowa, and locally that need addressed.

1. The Governor is NOT announcing a 15 day shelter-in-place recommendation at her press conference today.

2. The National Guard is NOT being called up to close cities, borders, interstates, or anything else in Iowa

3. There is NOT a recommendation coming from the federal government to close businesses on a priority of essential or non-essential.

Please use trusted sources for information on COVID-19 such as the CDC, IDPH, WHO, local Emergency Management, and local Public Health. There are many unreliable posts floating around social media.

03/19/2020
Advertised storms remain on track today, including the potential for some strong to severe storms 2-8 PM. The primary as...
03/19/2020

Advertised storms remain on track today, including the potential for some strong to severe storms 2-8 PM. The primary associated hazards include large hail, damaging winds, though an isolated tornado or two. As with many systems in the early spring, storms that develop will be moving very quickly, possibly as much as 50 mph or more. If you are outside or traveling, please pay close attention to the weather during the mid afternoon to evening hours.

03/18/2020

Effective immediately, the staff areas of the Law Enforcement Center generally accessible by the public will be closed. The lobby area is open and staff is available to assist you. Also Osceola Officers are on duty ready to serve you. However, we will be taking a majority of reports over the phone without personal contact. If the call type warrants it we will respond and make contact. We may ask you to come outside in the fresh air but we will remain at least 6 feet from you.

These are times in which we live.....for now. This too will pass.

03/16/2020
Open Letter to the Community regarding COVID -19 fromClarke County Public Health, Clarke County Emergency Management, Cl...
03/13/2020

Open Letter to the Community regarding COVID -19 from
Clarke County Public Health, Clarke County Emergency Management, Clarke County Hospital

By resolution of the City Council and effective immediately, Seminole Way is now a one-way street east bound only.  Than...
03/06/2020

By resolution of the City Council and effective immediately, Seminole Way is now a one-way street east bound only. Thanks for your cooperation.

Extreme fire weather conditions will exist across southern Iowa this afternoon. The combination of strong northwest wind...
03/05/2020

Extreme fire weather conditions will exist across southern Iowa this afternoon. The combination of strong northwest winds, low humidity values of 20-25 percent and dry fuels will lead to a critical fire weather day. Outside burning should be avoided today as any fire the becomes uncontrolled will quickly spread.

The combination of strong winds, dry grasses and relative humidity values dropping to near 30 percent on Thursday aftern...
03/04/2020

The combination of strong winds, dry grasses and relative humidity values dropping to near 30 percent on Thursday afternoon with lead to very high fire danger. An fire which become uncontrolled during this time would quickly spread. Open burning is discouraged on Thursday.

02/06/2020

600 block of N. Fillmore, between W. Shaw and W. Garfield is closed for a water main break. The 100 and 200 block of W. Garfield and the 600 block of N. Fillmore is out of water service until hopefully 1pm.

01/23/2020

The 5 and 600 block of S. Lincoln will be out of water service due to a main break. Estimated restoration time is 6pm. That same area is down to one lane of travel.

Osceola, Iowa Police Department
01/22/2020

Osceola, Iowa Police Department

Osceola will place it's snow ordinance into effect at 8pm tonight, Wednesday, January 22, 2020, until Thursday morning, January 23, 2020, at 8am. No parking on the streets, alleys or city owned lots. Vehicles left in those areas are subject to ticket and or tow.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CSTWEDNESDAY...* WHAT...Wet snow expected. Total snow accumulatio...
01/21/2020

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM CST
WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to
two inches.

* WHERE...Central Iowa.

* WHEN...From 6 AM to 6 PM CST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

Osceola, Iowa Police Department
01/17/2020

Osceola, Iowa Police Department

Osceola will place it's snow ordinance into effect at 8pm tonight, Wednesday, January 22, 2020, until Thursday morning, January 23, 2020, at 8am. No parking on the streets, alleys or city owned lots. Vehicles left in those areas are subject to ticket and or tow.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SATURDAY...* WHAT...Snow this afternoon transitioning to mix...
01/17/2020

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow this afternoon transitioning to mixed precipitation expected overnight. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.

* WHERE...Southern Iowa including Osceola.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Prepare for the snow ordinance to be enacted. Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SATURDAY...* WHAT...Snow this afternoon transitioning to mix...
01/17/2020

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow this afternoon transitioning to mixed precipitation expected overnight. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.

* WHERE...Southern Iowa including Osceola.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Prepare for the snow ordinance to be inacted. Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY...* WHAT...Total snow accumulations of 2...
01/17/2020

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice
accumulations of around one tenth of an inch. South winds
gusting gusting up to 25 to 35 mph Friday. Stronger
northwest wind gusts up to 40 to 50 mph on Saturday.

* WHERE...South central Iowa.

* WHEN...From 6 AM Friday to 6 PM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing
snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...* WHAT...Total snow accumulations of 3 to ...
01/15/2020

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph on Saturday.

* WHERE...Central and south central Iowa.

* WHEN...Snow begins Friday morning and may be heavy at times into the afternoon hours. Snowfall then changes over to light wintry mix or freezing rain late afternoon and evening. Additional light snowfall possible late Friday night into early Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commute.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY...* WHAT...Moderate snow. Total snow acc...
01/10/2020

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Moderate snow. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Isolated amounts up to 8 inches possible south and east of Des Moines. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph later today.

* WHERE...Central Iowa including Osceola

* WHEN...From 3 PM this afternoon to 6 AM CST Saturday. Snow mainly in two episodes, from mid afternoon into this evening and again Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing
snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
conditions could impact the evening commute.

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01/10/2020

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01/10/2020

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Moderate snow. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Isolated amounts up to 8 inches possible south and east of Des Moines. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph later today.

* WHERE...Central Iowa including Osceola

* WHEN...From 3 PM this afternoon to 6 AM CST Saturday. Snow mainly in two episodes, from mid afternoon into this evening and again Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Areas of blowing
snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
conditions could impact the evening commute.

* Monitor Osceola PD's page, Nixle and media sources for potential activation of our snow ordinance.

01/09/2020

North Fillmore is be closed between W. Ayers and W. Logan for water main and street repair until hopefully 9AM tomorrow, Friday.

12/30/2019

The Police Department and Sheriff's Office administrative phone lines are repaired, hopefully for good, and back in operation. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Osceola, IA
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The Osceola Police Department will be working with other agencies this weekend: DRINKING GREEN BEER? CALL A DESIGNATED DRIVER! If you are heading out to a St. Patrick’s Day celebration this year, make sure you have more than just the luck o’ the Irish on your side. This holiday, March 17, 2020, is one of the biggest drinking nights of the year and this, unfortunately, means more impaired drivers on the roads. Drunk driving accounts for nearly one-third of vehicle related fatalities in the United States. Nationally, in 2018 alone, 73 people (39% of all crash fatalities) were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period and 33% of the pedestrians aged 16 and older killed in crashes had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above .08. In 2019 in Iowa, there were two crashes over the holiday which killed four people. To combat the increased impaired driving around the holiday local law agencies will be stepping up traffic enforcement March 14 – 17, 2020. Officers will especially be watching for drunk and drugged drivers and anyone not wearing seat belts. Drinking and driving should never be combined. It’s essential to plan a sober ride in advance if the holiday celebration will include alcohol. The alternative could change your life, not to mention the lives of your passengers, pedestrians, or other drivers and passengers nearby. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day responsibly! The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau remind you, driving while impaired is illegal! If you feel different, you drive different!
How does a person get Osceola PD notifications on their phone?? Like when there are weather advisories and such?? I have changed phones and I can't remember how I got it on my old phone.
The holiday season is known for celebrations and traditions, but it is also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to drunk and drug-impaired driving. Iowa Law Enforcement across the state will partner with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this holiday season to remove impaired drivers from the roads and help save lives. From December 13, 2019 to January 1, 2020, motorists will see an increased presence of law enforcement. As we prepare for festivities with family and friends, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau wants to remind all drivers of the dangers of driving impaired. You have to choose your role before the celebration begins. Will you drink, use drugs or will you drive? Remember, even if you have a little bit to drink, you could still be over the legal limit. Whether the drug is legally prescribed or illegal, driving while drug-impaired poses a threat to the driver, vehicle passengers, and other road users. Remember….if you feel different, you drive different! Sobering Statistics: o In 2017, 45% of the drivers killed in fatal crashes who were tested for drugs, tested positive. o According to NHTSA, 885 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver during the month of December, 2017. o Despite the fact it’s illegal to drive when impaired by alcohol, in 2017, one person was killed every 48 minutes by a drunk driver on our nation’s roads. o On average, an OWI could set you back $10,000 in attorney’s fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, higher insurance rates, car towing and more. o The financial impact from impaired-driving crashes is devastating. Based on 2010 numbers (the most recent year for which cost data is available), impaired-driving crashes cost the United States $44 billion annually. o From December 13, 2018 to January 1, 2019, Iowa law enforcement officers arrested 506 impaired drivers. Also during this time frame in Iowa, there were 17 fatal crashes killing 18 people. Four of these seventeen fatal crashes involved an impaired driver. Celebrate with a Plan: Always remember to plan ahead if you will be celebrating with an impairing substance. If you plan to indulge, plan for a sober driver to take you home. Call a taxi, friend or Uber! Is it your turn to be the designated driver? Take the role seriously and do not partake in alcohol or any other drugs. You are saving lives! Cheers to not wrecking the holidays and making yours merry and bright!
It's Friday and a long weekend for most!!! Remember the Osceola Police Department and the Clarke County Sheriff's office are working to keep everyone safe this Labor Day weekend. Please drive safe and drive sober!! If you feel the effects of alcohol...CALL a friend, CALL a cab, DON'T DRIVE!! Stay safe!!!
Celebration, Not Incarceration The numbers are shocking: In 2017 (the most recent year data is available), one person died every 48 minutes in a drunk-driving crash in the United States. These deaths account for approximately one-third of all traffic deaths each year, or, 10,874 in 2017. Despite laws in every state the numbers remain similar year after year. Ultimately, drinking and driving is a choice, and it is a choice that puts all road users at risk. With the summer coming to an end and the Labor Day weekend just around the corner, there will be last minute trips and celebrations that will result in more vehicles on the roads than usual. Some of the celebrations will involve alcohol. If drivers are impaired by any substance – alcohol or drugs - they should not get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Last year, in Iowa, there were five fatalities over the three-day Labor Day weekend. That is five too many! To help keep people safe on roads and put an end to drunk driving, extra law enforcement will be out, both locally and nationally, in support of the 2019 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. From August 16 through September 2, 2019, officers will be out in full force pulling over and arresting drunk drivers. The Clarke County Sheriff's Office, The Osceola Police Department and the Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau reminds you: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. Drive High, Get a OWI.
Celebrate With a Plan Nationally, during the 2017 July 4th holiday period (the most recent statistics available) 601 people died in motor vehicle crashes, or, an average of 134 per day. During that same time there were four fatalities on Iowa roads. That is certainly nothing to celebrate. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 60 percent of those who died in alcohol related crashes were in vehicles involving a driver with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .15 or higher, almost two times the legal limit of .08. Law enforcement agencies across Iowa will be participating in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign from July 3 to July 7, 2019. In an effort to combat drunk driving officers will be exhibiting zero tolerance for impaired drivers. Besides the possibility of serious injury and death to the impaired driver he or she is endangering the lives of anyone else in their vehicle, or anyone that they may encounter on the road. There is also a financial aspect of driving impaired. An OWI arrest can cost up to $10,000. You could lose your license, your car, and your job. You could serve jail time. Before you set out to celebrate this holiday weekend make a plan – have a designated driver, call a taxi, or other ride-share service. The Osceola Police Department, The Clarke County Sheriff's Office, The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau reminds you that it is never okay to drink and drive! Stay Safe!!!
Memorial Day and the traditional beginning of summer are quickly approaching. Unfortunately, with the increase in summer traffic we will also see a rise in traffic crashes and fatalities. Last year there were four traffic fatalities on Iowa roadways over the Memorial Day weekend; four deaths that may have been prevented. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2017 there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes nationwide. A majority of those lives could have been saved if they had been wearing seat belts. The national Click It or Ticket campaign will take place May 20 – June 2, 2019. State and local law agencies across the state will be stepping up seat belt enforcement with the goal of protecting you and your family.
I am contacting news stations about our Child Abduction Prevention program. C.A.P. for short. I did a small course earlier this month and channel 5 came out for a short segment. I very much would like to get the information out there as I am very passionate about keeping our children safe. I would like to chat with you more about this if you're interested. I am including our video here for you to look at. Thank you for your time. Dave Nelson. 515-249-0031 Chat Conversation End Type a message...
Green Beer and Driving Don't Mix. OPD and other local, County and State agencies will be stepping up enforcement March 14th-17th, 2019 and will especially be watching for drunk or drugged driver's and anyone not wearing seatbelts. A sober driver is a safe driver!!
Come support our local heroes! All are invited from all surrounding communities. All First Responders eat for free, everyone else Free Will Donation with all proceeds going to New Virginia Fire and Rescue Department.
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