Fort Madison Police Department

  • Agency: Fort Madison Police Department
  • Address: 811 Avenue E, Fort Madison, 52627 IA
  • Chief: Bruce Niggemeyer (Chief of Police)
Phone: (319) 372-2525
Fax: (319) 372-7758

Fort Madison Police Department is located at 811 Avenue E, Fort Madison, 52627 IA. The Chief of Police of the department is Bruce Niggemeyer. The Fort Madison Police Department phone number is (319) 372-2525.

Fort Madison Police Department News

Now that school is out for the summer, remember Under Chapter 11 of the City of Fort Madison Ordinances the curfew hours for anyone under the age of 18 is 12:30am - 5:00am everyday of the week. Enjoy your summer and be safe!

Members of the "A Shift" stop for a couple of photos as we work our final shift with Nancy Arevalo a loyal friend and co-worker. Nancy will be retiring on Tuesday after an amazing 31 year career with our department starting as a FMPD dispatcher and ending as our Data Entry Clerk. Nancy's personality, hard work and attention to detail will be sorely missed by our department. As we are sad to see her move on in her journey we are equally proud of her and the amazing job she has done with our department! We wish her a healthy and happy retirement!! Thank you Nancy! Please don't be a stranger and stop in to see us when you can!! -FMPD

This friendly gal has lost her way. We would like to get her back home. If anyone recognizes her please give FMPD a call. Not shown in the picture is two black collars she is wearing. Thanks! - Investigator Gibbs

***Card Skimmer Update #3*** Working with Connection Bank, we now have a person of interest. Attached are still shots of a male and the vehicle that he was in. If anyone can identify who this male is please call FMPD at 319-372-2525. FMPD is confident that no ones banking information was compromised due to us having the skimmer in our hands. Reviewing video doesn't show the suspect come back at anytime to retrieve information. The skimmer was installed at approximately 0545 at the west end location and removed by FMPD at 1430. However if you still see fraudulent charges on your statements please contact your bank and FMPD so we can look into it. Also no ones personal information is comprised due to it not being stored on the card itself. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

***Card Skimmer Update*** FMPD has been working hand in hand with the bank where the skimmer was found and are closer to identifying who placed the skimmer on the ATM. More information will be available as we receive it. Thanks and have a great day!

*** Card skimmer alert*** On May 19th a card skimmer was located on an ATM at a local bank. It is important that when you attempt to use an ATM, that you pull on the device that reads your card. Thankfully a Fort Madison resident who does this at every ATM or gas pump they use found this one. Card skimmers come in many shapes and sizes. Typically they will look identical to the original card reader. They are very discreet. Card skimmers are used to obtain the information of the card being used. This information can then be transferred to another card that has a magnetic strip and then be used at a store or used online with the card information that was captured. This is also considered fraud and is being investigated. FMPD strongly recommends that before inserting your card, pull on the card reader itself. If there is any play in the reader then do not use it and notify an employee or local officials. Attached is the skimmer that was found. If anyone has any information regarding this, please contact FMPD at 319-372-2525. Have a great day!

Citizens of Fort Madison and neighboring towns please remember to secure any load with tarps and straps when taking them to the dump! This helps prevent debris falling on to the roads and keeps the area looking clean. This little step can prevent a $330.00 citation! Thanks and drive safe!

Great news! You can now travel across the bridge! Unless there is a barge passing, then you must wait again. Nonetheless it's open now and don't forget to pay the toll booth operator! ATTENTION the BNSF bridge will be closed until further notice for electrical work. Sorry for any inconveniences. An update will be posted once the bridge has reopened. Thanks and drive safe!

UPDATE: Kimberly was found and is safe! Thanks to all the citizens for the help! Missing Juvenile: Kimberly Nicole Burkhardt was last seen by her mother on May 3rd wearing a blue sweatshirt and black leggings. If you know of Kimberly's whereabouts or see her, please notify FMPD asap at 319-372-2525 so we can get Kimberly back to her family. Thanks.

EMPLOYMENT ANNOUNCEMENT The Fort Madison Police Department has an opening for an Administrative Records Clerk, due to a retirement. Interested persons can submit a resume, cover letter and complete an application through Workforce Development or the Police Department. The City of Fort Madison is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be taken through the close of business on Friday, May 4, 2018. The Fort Madison Iowa Police Department is seeking to fill a non-sworn Administrative Records clerk position due to an impending retirement. The Administrative Records Clerk is the custodian of records for the Police Department. The Records Clerk is appointed by and reports to the Chief of Police. This position also serves as the Terminal Agency Coordinator between the Police Department and the State of Iowa. The clerk must be able to transcribe dictation, have knowledge of or gain experience of computer programs, package and submit reports for the prosecuting attorney’s office and courts, and process fingerprint cards to name a few of the responsibilities. The clerk will gain certification in the Iowa System and be able to run driver’s license's, vehicle registrations, and criminal histories. The Clerk must be outgoing and be able to meet with citizens at the lobby. The Administrative Records Clerk must be of good moral character and be able to pass a thorough background investigation. Any felony convictions are grounds for removal of this process. The City of Fort Madison offers a competitive benefits package, including medical insurance and retirement. The starting salary for this position is $32,698. The City of Fort Madison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages any interested persons to apply. For additional information, contact the Fort Madison Police Department at 811 Avenue E, Fort Madison, IA 52627 or 319-372-2525. Tim Sittig Chief of Police

FORT MADISON POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE 11-3-17 On August 26, 2017 Fort Madison Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Hardees in Fort Madison to investigate a report of an injured male laying on the street. Upon arrival officers observed the victim had been stabbed in the chest as well as cuts to his face. The victim who was conscious at the time indicated he was stabbed at 931 15th St. in Fort Madison. He was able to state that a person he knows as “Shorty” had stabbed him. The victim was then transported to local hospital and then to the University of Iowa Hospitals for further treatment. As a result of the ongoing investigation the suspect “Shorty” was identified as Robert McPherson, 40, of Burlington Iowa. This afternoon, McPherson was located at a residence in Burlington and with assistance from the Burlington Police Department he was taken into custody without incident and has been transported to the Lee County Jail where he is being held on warrants for Attempted Murder a class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison and Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury a class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Bond on the warrants is set at $50,000 cash only. A charge being filed is not a plea or finding of guilt all people are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Chief Tim Sittig

FORT MADISON POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE 11-2-17 On January 7, 2017 an armed robbery was reported at the Garner Oil Station 2236 Ave. L in Fort Madison. During the robbery an undisclosed amount of cash was taken along with cigars and beer. As a result of the ongoing investigation of this crime two subjects have been identified in this case. Noah Gasaway age 20 of Fort Madison has been arrested on charges of 1st Degree Robbery a class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison, 2 counts of using a juvenile to commit a crime a class C felony each count faces a penalty of 10 years in prison. He is currently being held at the Lee County Jail on $200,000 bond. Daymeon Virgil age 17 of Fort Madison has been charged and arrested for 1st Degree Robbery a class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Virgil is being held on $100,000 bond at the Juvenile Detention Facility. Investigators Brent Gibbs, Dave Doyle, and Officers Emily Rairden, and Dakota Worley were all instrumental in working this case with guidance from the North Lee County Prosecutors Office. Their hard work, dedication and tenacity is a testament to the Fort Madison Iowa Police Department. The filing of charges is not a plea or finding of guilt of guilt all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Chief Tim Sittig

Hy-vee suspect identified. Thanks to the assistance of our community. FMPD

Thank you Lions Club for their amazing Luncheon they provided to Lee County Emergency Personnel at the Parthenon Restaurant in Ft. Madison. It was a great opportunity for FMPD to fellowship with other agencies, enjoy a great lunch and get to know our fellow Lions Club Members. Great job!

Thank you and congratulations to Riverfest for putting on a great family oriented event for our community! Much hard work is done by many all year long to put on an event such as this. We are happy to have seen so many smiling faces! Hats off to the American Legion, Post # 82 annual free will donation breakfast, for Great River Honor Flights. What a fantastic hearty spread! and a nice way to close out the festivities! -FMPD

Just a heads up! we are doing our 2nd annual "Dunkin Doughnuts" dunk tank at the Rivervest festival at Riverview Park! You get the "opp" to dunk a cop! only if you have a good arm that is. All proceeds go to our FMPD Reserve Officer fund. This fund helps take care of those that volunteer to make our city safer! Come see us tomorrow! 12p to 8p! Thank you Riverfest for your hospitality! -FMPD

Just a heads up the deadline for receiving taking reserve officer applications is August 16th. A physical agility test, along with a written exam will be a part of the reserve officer selection. The testing will be held on a date after the 16th TBA. Interviews will for passing applicants will follow. Thanks to all interested in volunteering for our department! -FMPD

FMPD would like to thank and congratulate Capt. Rob Hogan for 25 years of service to our dept! -FMPD

A friendly reminder to our community. The FMPD facebook page is NOT the place to request calls for service, report crimes in progress, or request follow up information on active cases. This is for several reasons a few of them being, privacy, safety and security to all parties involved. Lastly, our FB Admin does not monitor this page enough throughout the day or night to provide immediate public assistance to those in need. Please call our non emergency line 319-372-2525 for assistance. If an emergency please dial 911, this will get you to our county 24hr dispatch service "LeeComm." Ordinance questions and tips are welcomed and we will do our best to get those answered in a timely fashion. Technology is a wonderful thing, we cannot allow it to substitute our overall contact with our citizens in need. We are just a phone call away. Thank you all for the continued support you show! We will continue to keep you updated on whats new with FMPD

FMPD Officers Gray and Gibbs along with FMFD fire fighters Schneider and Easton decided enough of this eye sore is enough. A little elbow grease later.... our community doesn't deserve to see this and our businesses old and new do not deserve to be used as a canvas for hate, agenda and addiction. Though the graffiti has been lifted, the case is very much active and we appreciate all the help and continued assistance from the public. Thank you to the amazing unknown individual(s) that brought and hung up our American flag right over the nasty phrase. We are proud to serve you. Here are a few before and after pictures. -FMPD

FMPD Is currently investigating graffiti "Shoot Cops Not Dope" on the east side of our new Fairway building. A private reward of $1,000 has been offered to the successful arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) that committed this deplorable act. We will not tolerate this rhetoric and will not stand for our local businesses being victimized. Please call FMPD for any information. Thank you!

Today FMPD wishes FMPD Patrolman and Lee County Narcotics Task Force Investigator Jonathan "Jobin" Deen a farewell and best of luck in his new venture in life as he will join the Iowa Probation and Parole High Risk Unit. Jon has served our police department since 2007. We are thankful for his service and dedication to making Fort Madison and Lee County a safer place to call home. Here are just a few pics of Jon, Fmpd Officers, Fmpd Staff and Lee County Sheriffs Office enjoying some cake and ice cream today. Best of luck Jon!

Earlier this year there were some changes made to the City's parking ordinance 9-7. Primarily the fine was changed from $5.00 to $20.00 except for handicap and fire lane violations those will stay the same. FMPD will be using a new designated parking ticket instead of parking violations written on traffic tickets. The ticket will go through city hall instead of the courts. If payment is not made within 30 days the violator will be sent a second notice. If payment is still not made the vehicle will be placed on a tow list and if the vehicle is found on the street or public parking lot it will be subject to tow and impound until the fine is paid. The City parking ordinance is to allow for the free flow of vehicular traffic and to prevent the streets from becoming long term vehicular storage for vehicles that seldom move or are inoperable. Thank you to the community in advance for your cooperation. -Chief of Police Tim Sittig

For those who wish to volunteer and make a difference, the Fort Madison Police Department would like to build our Reserve Police Officer Unit. Reserve Officer qualifications and requirements are formed first by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Applicants will be approved by The Fort Madison Police Department. This venture requires much time and training that will eventually provide a State of Iowa Reserve Officer certification. A quick overview of the process will be the following: Pick up an application from FMPD and return it filled out along with a resume if possible. You will have to possess at least a GED or High School Diploma(additional training preferred). Be over 18 yrs. of age. Pass a thorough background check. Medical and Physical background approval (per IOWA LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS) A written exam and physical agility will also be required by FMPD. Fort Madison Police Dept will provide almost all in-house training for our candidates. This training is mandatory by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Questions regarding the process, Contact FMPD. Thank you -FMPD