News Flash

Posted on: December 18, 2019

Officer Miller Sworn in to Newton Police Department

Officer Kurtis Miller

Congratulations to Officer Kurtis Miller on being sworn in as our newest police officer.

Officer Miller earned a bachelor's degree from Coe College and graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in 2017. Officer Miller served nearly 3 years with the F...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Officer Popenhagen Graduates from ILEA

Popenhagen Graduates from ILEA

Today, Officer Nathan Popenhagen graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) as part of the 288th Basic Academy class. Director Judy Bradshaw oversaw the graduation ceremony in West Des Moines and presented Officer Popenhagen with his certifica...
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Posted on: December 10, 2019

2019 Shop with a Cop

Shop with a Cop

On Saturday, December 7 the Newton Police Department hosted the annual Shop with a Cop event. The event, co-organized by Sgt. Dillon Lavely and SRO Julie Britton paired eleven officers with eleven children and allows them to shop for holiday gifts for the...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

Citizens Public Safety Academy Graduation

Citizens Public Safety Academy Graduation

Graduation was held for the first annual Citizens Public Safety Academy hosted by the Newton Fire Department & Newton Police Department on November 26 at the Newton Fire Department. 

The Citizens Public Safety Academy is a collaborative effort...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Snow Removal Operations and Enforcement

Snow Wing on City of Newton Snow Plow

The City’s first measurable snowfall and the activation of snow removal operations occurred on November 11.

Snow removal operations are declared when 2 inches of snow has fallen. During snow removal operations vehicles are not allowed to park on...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Officers Participate in MercyOne Halloween Event

Officers Participate in MercyOne Halloween Event

Officers from the Newton Police Department participated in MercyOne’s annual Halloween event. Hundreds of kids and families had the opportunity to meet police officers, firefighters, and staff from MercyOne in a safe environment during Newton&am...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

SRO Attends School Security Assessment Training

Officer Tom McDonnell

School Resource Officer Tom McDonnell attended the NRA School Shield Security Assessor Training hosted by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office during the week of October 21.

The school trained law enforcement officers in assessing current security ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

GTSB Grant Funds Speed Signs

GTSB Grant Funds Speed Signs

The Newton Police Department finished its traffic safety projects for the 2018/2019 Governors Traffic Safety Grant with the installation of a solar-powered speed notification sign on N 4th Ave W.

The grant provided funding for one sign and required the de...

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