March 12th, 2014
The Albia Police Department would like to announce the addition of a new Police Officer!
Patrol Officer Jordan Harvey will begin service with our Department
on March 17th. Watch the "Officer" page for photos and information!
Important new information!
HOGS FOR DOGS, an Iowa based support
group, recently purchased ballistic vests for our Department K-9 ALF as well as the Monroe County Sheriff's Department Drug
Dog. These ballistic vests were doanted to the department at no cost and will protect ALF in dangerous situations. The Albia
Police Department thank the HOGS FOR DOGS organization for their donation and appreciate their interest in this important
ALBIA POLICE K9 UNIT - Alf has completed his basic training
with Assistant Chief Evinger for human scent tracking. He has already helped locate narcotics related to several criminal
cases, Alf is now able to help locate lost children or senior adults, and even fleeing criminals!
Assistant Chief Brad Evinger has spearheaded this effort
to implement this K9 unit for the Albia Police Department. The department is still seeking donations from local businesses
and individuals to cover the cost of maintaining this important program. ALF is being used during searches
to locate narcotics by their scent and now can perform human scent tracking! Having a K9 officer makes searches faster and
less complicated for Officers. To date we have raised enough funds to secure our dog and train the handler,
but YOUR HELP IS STILL NEEDED! We are now trying to establish enough funds to feed and maintain a healthy dog.
you are interested in donating to this program, see Assistant Chief Evinger or Chief Andrews at the law center, or call 641-932-7815,
and thanks for your help!
Immediate Release:March 7, 2014 Des Moines, Iowa
Your Speed and Slow Down,It Could Save Your Life!
, IOWA -- The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is reminding
the motoring public that speed is your enemy not only during the cold weather months but throughout the year.
Far too often the driver who is hurrying to get to work, going to the grocery store or traveling to an out of town
destination can’t react fast enough to a situation and a crash occurs. It can be one of the most
deadly mistakes a driver can make. As part of the 2014 sTEP program, the Governor’s
Traffic Safety Bureau is teaming up with city, county and state law enforcement officers who will be out in force beginning
March 14 – 17th looking to crackdown on those motorists who aren’t buckled up, speeding or operating while intoxicated.
Remember to Buckle Up and Arrive Alive! and Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk! The traffic
enforcement event held last year during the four days of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday had 205 agencies reporting 352
OWIs, 5,154 speed and 2,393 seat belt violations with almost 17,000 combined total traffic violations. The Governor’s
Traffic Safety Bureau continues to stress to the motoring public the importance of buckling up, slowing down and to drive
sober to increase the odds of preventing or, at least, surviving a crash. Be safe and enjoy your St. Patrick’s
Day. The next sTEP enforcement event will be May 19th – June 1st. For additional information, go to www.iowagtsb.org or www.nhtsa.dot.gov or you may contact:
sTEP CoordinatorIowa Governor’s Traffic Safety
Bureau215 East 7th StreetDes Moines, IA 50319-0248(515) 725-6124 or (515) firstname.lastname@example.org
The Albia Police Department would like to thank
the following companies and individuals who have contributed to the K-9 Unit fundraising effort in 2013:
Paws & Claws Walk Contributors:
1) Kness Manufacturing
2) Kathy Wauson
3) Angela Thompson - (Al-bi-a Good Dog)
4) Cathy Crall
6) Sheila Graham
7) Dave and Ginny Brewer
8) Individual walkers contributions!
The Paws and Claws Fun Walk raised $1,031.00 for the Albia K9 Program!
Rodders and Tractors Show K9 Cookout Contributors:
Hy-Vee Food Store
Jim & Charlie's Consolidated Foods
The Rodder's cookout produced $ 866.50 in
funds for the K9 Program!
The Police Department will continue with fundraising efforts until enough funds are available for the maintenance
of the K-9 Unit. We will then continue holding events annually to maintain the fund and begin to save toward food and medical
needs, and eventually the purchase of a replacement K-9 when that time arrives. We are grateful to the community for your
- Chief Jay Andrews & Assistant Chief
Brad Evinger (K-9 Handler)