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What's New at the Albia Police Department?

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June 25th, 2014

The Albia Police Department would like to announce the addition of a new Police Officer!

We will be taking applications for the position of POLICE PATROL OFFICER beginning immediately and going through 5pm on July 18th, 2014!

Application packets are available on-line at or by stopping by the Law Center 103 2nd Ave West! Applications myst be postmarked by July 18th at 5PM to be considered!

Patrol Officer Jordan Harvey will graduate from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy on April 1st!

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 community program!




DATE 02/06/14

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!

DATE 03/12/14



For Immediate Release:March 7, 2014 Des Moines, Iowa   
Watch Your Speed and Slow Down,It Could Save Your Life! 
ALBIA , 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 or or you may contact: 

 Randy Hunefeld, sTEP CoordinatorIowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau215 East 7th StreetDes Moines, IA  50319-0248(515) 725-6124 or (515) 


THANKS!            02/06/2014

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

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

Earl Evinger

Jim & Charlie's Consolidated Foods 

Hormel Foods

Pepsi Cola


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 annually.
  • 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 into home.

Sources: Adapted from recommendations of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. Fire Administration, the National Fire Protection Agency, and CDC.

More Injury Prevention Tips for You and Your Family

Strategies for Fire-related Injury Prevention

The Albia 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."


For 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. 

In 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.  


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