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.
If 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!
The next sTEP enforcement wave is coming! (Saint Patricks Day Weekend) March 14th
through the 17th.
During these waves we focused on
seat belt usage and alcohol related crimes. The new sTEP season has begun! Buckle up and be ready!
Stay alert! Stay Safe!
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)
5) China Inn
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 support.
- Chief Jay Andrews & Assistant Chief Brad Evinger (K-9 Handler)
Fire Deaths and Injuries: Prevention Tips
Never leave food unattended on a stove.
Keep cooking areas free of flammable
objects (such as, potholders and towels).
Avoid wearing clothes with long, loose-fitting
sleeves when cooking.
- Never smoke in bed or leave burning cigarettes unattended.
- Do not empty smoldering ashes in
a trash can, and keep ashtrays away from upholstered furniture and curtains.
- Never place portable space heaters near flammable materials (such as, drapery).
- Keep all matches and lighters out of reach of children. Store them up high, preferably
in a locked cabinet.
- Install smoke alarms
on every floor of the home, including the basement, and particularly near rooms in which people sleep.
- Use long-life smoke alarms with lithium-powered batteries and hush buttons, which
allow persons to stop false alarms quickly. If long-life alarms are not available, use regular alarms, and replace the batteries
- Test all smoke alarms every month
to ensure they work properly.
- Devise a family
fire escape plan and practice it every 6 months. In the plan, describe at least two different ways each family member can
escape every room, and designate a safe place in front of the home for family members to meet after escaping a fire.
- If possible, install or retrofit fire sprinklers
Sources: Adapted from recommendations
of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. Fire Administration, the National Fire Protection Agency, and CDC.
Injury Prevention Tips for You and Your Family
for Fire-related Injury Prevention
Police Department would like to say "thank you" to all of the military heros fighting for our freedoms
here and overseas.
A special thought goes out to all our Military Law Enforcement brothers and sisters,
along with all the brave men and women serving our country so honorably in the Armed Forces.
This message and a yellow ribbon will be displayed on this site until their safe return.
"I want to become an Officer."
information regarding "what it takes" to be a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Iowa, go to the Iowa Law Enforcement
Academy's website and click on
"how can I become a certified Officer?"
An application packet including benefits, pay, requirements, and additional information may be picked
up at the Albia Police Department, or mailed upon request when the Department is taking applications.
Bicycle Licensing Stickers Offered in Albia.
an ongoing effort to serve the community better, The Albia Police Department is offering residents and those in surrounding
areas the ability to purchase a bicycle license in a sticker form to be placed on the bicycle. Information regarding
a description of the bicycle and owner's contact information will be registered with the Albia Police Department in a
discreet manner, with the hopes of being better able to return a missing/stolen bicycle to its owner, and to advance the investigation
of theft charges against the appropriate parties.
The stickers are made of theft deterrent
materials and offered for the price of $1.00.
Please help your child or yourself
protect your bicycles by using this tool.