Shenandoah Police Department

  • Agency: Shenandoah Police Department
  • Address: 400 W Sheridan Ave, Shenandoah , 51601 IA
  • Chief: Tim Hanson (Chief of Police)
Phone: 712-246-2480
Fax: 712-246-3770

Shenandoah Police Department is located at 400 W Sheridan Ave, Shenandoah , 51601 IA. The Chief of Police of the department is Tim Hanson. The Shenandoah Police Department phone number is 712-246-2480.

Shenandoah Police Department News

Thank you to everyone that came out to partake in this year's Halloween walk! We were very happy to see so many kids dressed in a variety of costumes, carrying bags full of candy! We definitely had fun gearing up as our favorite superheros to join in the fun. Feel free to share any photos taken with officers in the comments! With Halloween approaching us, we just want to remind everyone to enjoy safely. Local motorists should keep an extra lookout for young trick-or-treaters as they travel in search of candy. Children should be reminded to look both ways, and to trick-or-treat with parents or a group of peers while avoiding suspicious persons and strangers. They should also be reminded to have a responsible adult help them check candy before enjoying it. And lastly, watch out for ghouls and goblins, and report any suspicious activity to your local justice league, the SPD. Officers pictured (by character): Chief of Police Josh Gray (Batman), Assistant Chief of Police Kyle Sparks (Superman), Sergeant/K9 Handler Macy Mather (Wonder Woman), Officer Vic Slape (Spiderman), Officer Tom Johnson (Captain America), Officer Grant Booker (Safety Pup), K9 Officer Argo (The Hulk)

***WANTED PERSON*** The Shenandoah Police Department is currently seeking Ben Reece, age 35, of New Market, IA. Reece has active, nationwide, arrest warrants out of Taylor County, Iowa for Violation of Pre-trial release in connection with charges of 3 counts of Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree. Reece may be operating a gray 2010 Mercury Mariner (Iowa License Plate ENL 844) or a white 2006 GMC Sierra (Iowa License Plate ENL 843) and was last seen in Shenandoah near the 59er Campground at approximately 12:30pm this afternoon. Reece is described as a white male, 6’00”, 225 lbs, with thin blonde hair. If anyone sees Reece, please call 911 immediately or the Shenandoah Police Department at 712-246-3512. Citizens are advised NOT to attempt to apprehend any individuals on their own. Disclaimer: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

ITS TIME FOR PRESCRIPTION TAKE BACK DAY AGAIN! On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Shenandoah Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Shenandoah Police Department [garage door located on the west side of the building] at 400 West Sheridan Avenue. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches!!!!!!!!) The Shenandoah Police Department will ONLY ACCEPT pills and patches, and WILL NOT accept liquid prescriptions or drugs, or needles/sharps.The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Some of you may have noticed that something looks different about the police department the last few days. The SPD now has a beautiful mural that was created by the kids at the 2017 Wabash Arts Camp. This is such a great way to represent law enforcement in a vibrant display for the community. The SPD is very grateful, and wants to thank the Wabash Arts Camp and the area youth that participated. We hope the community will enjoy this mural as much as we do, and continue supporting this great local camp that allows our youth to use and show their creativity.

Public Notice The police auction will be moved from Saturday October 7, 2017 to Sunday October 8, 2017 at 10:00 A.M due to weather. We apologize for the incovenience and short notice.

Press Release


CAREER OPPORTUNITY - POLICE OFFICER The Shenandoah Police Department is accepting applications for the position of full time Police Officer. Iowa Law Enforcement certification is preferred but not required. If certified in another state, the applicant must be able to obtain Iowa Law Enforcement certification. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and an Iowa resident, be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid Iowa driver's license, possess a high school diploma or GED certificate, not be opposed to use of force to fulfill duties, and be of good moral character with no criminal convictions of a felony, misdemeanor domestic assualt, or crime of moral turpitude. If not Iowa certified, the applicant must be able to pass a basic written skills (POST) test and a physical fitness test as prescribed by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. A background check/investigation and psychological exam will be completed prior to any offer of employment. The position will require require work during days and nights, on weekends and holidays, and during a variety of weather conditions. Benefits include health/dental/life insurance, vacation, comp time, retirement package, and paid holiday and sick time. Uniforms and equipment are provided upon employment. Applications are available at the Shenandoah Police Department at 400 West Sheridan Ave, Shenandoah, IA 51601 or by contacting Chief Josh Gray at 712-246-3512. The application period closes on October 02, 2017 at 5 P.M. The Shenandoah Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

The SPD would like to remind our followers that we request commentary on postings remain respectful and positive. In regards to any individuals that face criminal charges, we ask that comments remain positive towards them, and assumptions of guilt are discouraged. The SPD will NOT tolerate the use of vulgar language, cursing, or language that does not positively represent our community. Any commentary that does not fit those guidelines will be deleted. Thank you for continued support and cooperation with media postings. ** All Charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law**

** All Charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law** On August 9th, 2017, officers with the Shenandoah Police Department responded to a vehicle accident in front of the Eagles in the 700 block of West Thomas Avenue. The K9 Unit conducted an investigation, and K9 Officer Argo was deployed. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a controlled substance and paraphernalia equipment. After further investigation by officers, the driver, Max Mitchell, age 19 of Farragut, Iowa, was arrested for OWI 1st offense, and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. The passenger, Zachary Higgins, age 19 of Shenandoah, Iowa, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Higgins were taken to the Page County Jail where they are being held on $5,000 bond.

***UPDATE ON MISSING JUVENILE*** Ashley Reese has been located. We would like to thank the public for their assistance in sharing this information.

***UPDATE: Ashley has been found*** The Shenandoah Police Department is asking for the publics help in locating a juvenile female. Ashley Reese has been missing since 8:55 PM on July 28, 2017. Ashley has long blond hair, blue eyes, is 5'06" height, and 135lbs. Ashley was last known to be in Shenandoah. If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of Ashley, please contact the SPD immediately at 712-246-3512.

** Fireworks ** Fireworks may be shot until 11 p.m. tonight but please be respectful to your neighbors and have a safe 4th of July.

* Fireworks * The police department has received a lot of questioms about the dates and hours of fireworks in the cities of Shenandoah and Essex. Dates: June 20 - July 8 Times: 9 AM - 10 PM except on the 4th of July you may shoot them off until 11 PM

Thanks to Southwest Iowa Shooting Supplies in Shenandoah we will be doing a raffle at the Crime Stoppers golf tournament on July 8th to win this SCCY .9mm handgun. Ticket prices are 1 for $10 or 3 for $20. If you wish to purchase a raffle ticket prior to the tournament please contact the Shenandoah Police Department at 712-246-3512 and ask to speak with Sergeant Sparks.

Come out, have a good time, and support a good cause!!!!

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Weekly Press Release

Photo of Mr. Goodman following requests for a clearer photo in our earlier post.

*** Public Notice*** Law enforcement is still looking for a male Aryon Goodman of Moulton, IA. Mr. Goodman is wanted for an investigation and also on outstanding warrants out of Centerville, IA. Mr. Goodman goes by the alias of (Ryan Hurt). Mr. Goodman is described as a white male 5'-07" 165 lbs with tattoos on his arms and neck. Mr. Goodman was last seen wearing a white hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans. Last known area of Mr. Goodman was along the river between Shenandoah, IA and Essex, IA. If anyone has any information of his whereabouts please contact the Shenandoah Police Department at 712-246-3512 and do not approach this male for he is considered dangerous.

We would like to send a special thank you to Essex 2nd and 3rd grade students for hosting an appreciation lunch for us today! It definitely made the officers day! And thank you for participating in national police week!

*Stolen Vehicle* The Shenandoah Police Department received a call on May 16, 2017 that a vehicle was stolen from the 400 block of W. Valley Ave. The vehicle is a Silver 2002 Oldsmobile Aurora with an IA license plate of DQS740. If you have any information of the location of this vehicle or you see this vehicle please dial 911 immediately and please do not approach the vehicle