Clinton Police Department

  • Agency: Clinton Police Department
  • Address: 113 6th Avenue South, Clinton, 52733 IA
  • Chief: Brian Guy (Chief of Police)
Phone: 563-243-1458
Fax: 563-243-8058

Clinton Police Department is located at 113 6th Avenue South, Clinton, 52733 IA. The Chief of Police of the department is Brian Guy. The Clinton Police Department phone number is 563-243-1458.

Clinton Police Department News

It's that time of year again, leaves have fallen and the temperature is quickly getting colder. With winter approaching we urge everyone to prepare a vehicle safety kit. Here is what you may want to include in your kit: • windshield scraper with brush • flashlight with extra batteries • water • extra hats, socks and mittens • First aid kit • blankets • road salt, sand, or cat litter for traction • jumper cables • emergency flares and reflectors • Cell phone charger Please LIKE and SHARE this post to help us remind others to prepare their vehicle for winter.

Halloween is a favorite holiday of many children but making a plan to safely enjoy the treats collected is often overlooked. These 10 simple tips can help keep your family safe this trick or treat season. 1. Make sure your children have had something to eat before going out. 2. Don't let your kids eat anything until you get home and check the candy first. 3. Once you've gotten home, inspect the candy carefully under a bright light. 4. If any candy just doesn't look or feel right, throw it out. You're better safe than sorry. 5. Throw out any candy that's been repackaged, as it may have been tampered with and rewrapped. 6. Discard any homemade treats from strangers, including popcorn balls and caramel apples. 7. Throw away any cookies, brownies or baked goods from people you don't know. 8, Discard loose fruit as it can easily conceal dangerous contaminates. 9. Setting good candy eating guidelines for your kids is always a good idea. 10. If you find any hazardous candy or candy that's been tampered with please contact the Clinton Police Department at 563.243.1458 immediately and report it. Please LIKE and SHARE this post to help us keep our children safe this Halloween.

Have a Safe & Happy Halloween. Event: City of Clinton - Trick or Treat Date: Wednesday Oct 31, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Here are a few Halloween safety tips to make certain our children have a safe and happy time trick or treating this Halloween. Please LIKE and SHARE this post to help us keep our children safe.

#CPDMEDIARELEASE Event: Mardi Gras Parade - Restricted Parking Date of Event: October 29, 2018 Time of Event: 6:30 PM The Clinton Mardi Gras Parade will be held on October 29th, starting at 7th Avenue North and 2nd Street, at 6:30 p.m. The parade will travel south on 2nd Street to 5th Avenue South, where it will turn west onto 5th Avenue South. The parade will travel on 5th Avenue South to 3rd Street and will turn north onto 3rd Street. The parade will disband at the intersection of 4th Avenue South and 3rd Street. There will be restricted parking along the parade route. Parking will be restricted, as follows, on Monday night (10/29/18), from 4:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.: • No parking: 2nd Street, from 9th Avenue North to 5th Avenue South • No parking: 200 Block of 7th Avenue North • No Parking: 200 Block of 6th Avenue North • No Parking: 400 Block of S. 3rd Street • Handicap Parking: 200 Block of 5th Avenue South Vehicles parked along the parade route, after 4:00 p.m. on October 29th, will be subject to ticketing and tow.

Please Watch, Like & Share this short video produced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The simple tips and reminder could help prevent your vehicle from being stolen.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends replacing a child safety seat that has been involved in a moderate to severe crash. However the administration recently revised its position to state that modern child safety seats are sufficiently durable and don’t need to be automatically replaced after a minor crash. The NHTSA dictates that a crash is considered minor if it meets all five of the following criteria: • There is no visible damage to the car seat that might have been caused by the crash. • The vehicle was capable of being driven from the crash site. • The car door nearest to the child restraint was undamaged. • No one in the vehicle was injured in the crash. • The air bags did not deploy. Please LIKE and SHARE this post to help us keep our community informed about when to replace their child's safety seat.

Do you know how to pick the proper vehicle safety seat for your child? Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. That's why it's so important to choose and use the right car seat correctly every time your child is in the car. safety seat recommendations - https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats#age-size-rec Install your car seat correctly - https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats#install-instructions Please LIKE and SHARE this post to help us keep our community informed.

We are attempting to locate "Mother Nature" for questioning. If this post made you smile, giggle or belly laugh please LIKE, SHARE or COMMENT.

Iowa law requires - Children under 1 year of age and weighing less than 20 pounds MUST be secured in a rear facing child restraint system installed according to the manufacturer's directions. Children from age 1 up to age 6 old must be secured in a child restraint system (a safety seat or booster seat--NOT a seat belt) Children from age 6 up to age 11 must be secured in a child restraint system or by a safety belt. _____ A “child restraint system” is a specially designed seating system, including a belt positioning seat or a booster seat that meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. * Exemptions include: Children CERTIFIED by a physician as having a medical, physical or mental disability making restraint use inadvisable, Children on a bus including a school bus, children riding on motorcycles, children riding in vehicles manufactured before 1966, Children being transported in authorized emergency vehicles, Children riding in motor homes unless riding in the front passenger seat, _____ www.iowagtsb.org Iowa Code 321.446 https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/iacode/2001/321/446.html Please LIKE and SHARE this post to help us keep children safe while being transported in motor vehicles.

Fall foliage is certainly beautiful, but as leaves begin to fall they litter the roads making streets slick while obscuring traffic lines and other pavement markings. They also hide potholes and other road hazards. And when it rains, it can make those wet leaves on the roadway as dangerous as ice. Leaves intentionally pushed or blown into the roadway can be washed into the storm sewer causing a clog. The City of Clinton has a city ordinance prohibiting placing debris upon any roadway including alleys. The ordinance reads, § 97.003 PLACING DEBRIS ON It is unlawful for any person to throw or deposit on any street or alley any glass, glass bottle, nails, tacks, wire, cans, trash, garbage, rubbish, litter, offal, leaves, grass or any other debris likely to be washed into the storm sewer and clog the storm sewer, or any substance likely to injure any person, animal or vehicle. Please LIKE and SHARE this post to help us keep our roadways safe

School Resource Officer Shane Haskell is passionately committed to maintaining a safe environment within our community schools as well as building trusting relationships with the students. His work within our schools has produced many positive results. Please LIKE and SHARE if you support our School Resource Officers

#CPDMEDIARELEASE Event: Evacuation Drill Date: October 1, 2018 Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: Clinton Middle School 1350 14th Street N.W. On Monday, October 1, 2018 at 9:30 a.m., Clinton Middle School (CMS) will be conducting an evacuation drill that will have all students and staff at CMS evacuate the school and walk to a safe location. All students and staff will exit the building after one of the administrators announces the school is conducting a “DRILL” for an armed intruder. There will be officers from the Clinton Police Department on all four sides of the school to ensure the safe exit of students and staff. Clinton Emergency Management and Clinton Fire Department will be assisting the police department in conducting the evacuation drill.

#CPDMEDIARELEASE Event: Clinton High School Homecoming Parade Date of Event: September 27, 2018 Time of Event: 5:30 PM This year’s Clinton High School Homecoming Parade will take place this Thursday, September 27, 2018, starting promptly at 5:30 p.m. There will be no parking along the parade route from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The exception will be the 300 block of 5th Avenue South, which will be designated for handicapped parking only between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Vehicles found on the parade route between 4:00 pm and 7:00 p.m. will be subject to ticketing and tow. Once the parade has concluded, normal parking along the route will resume. The Clinton Police Department wants to remind motorists to expect traffic delays along the parade route on Thursday afternoon. There will be law enforcement personnel located along the parade route assisting with the traffic control. Please be patient with the traffic control personnel as they will be working hard to keep everyone safe. Parade Route: The parade will start at the intersection of 7th Avenue South and South 9th Street. The parade will travel northbound on South 9th Street until it reaches 5th Avenue South. The parade will then turn onto 5th Avenue South and travel eastbound on 5th Avenue South until it reaches South 3rd Street. The parade will turn north onto South 3rd Street and disband at the intersection of 4th Avenue South and South 3rd Street.

On September 7, 2018 the Clinton Police Department participated in the Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on a Rooftop event. The event collected funds to support Iowa Special Olympics athletes. While officers were collecting donations, they were met by 5 young men from the Clinton High School Cross Country team. These young men came to show their support for our local Special Olympic athletes who were being celebrated at the event and assisting officers with collecting donations. Officers witnessed all the athletes joyfully sharing stories of their personal athletic challenges and accomplishments. Officers later learned the 5 young men were not directed by their coaches or parents to participate in the event but rather took it upon themselves to show their support. The Clinton Police Department would like to show our appreciation by recognizing Adam Morely, Aidan Smith, Noah Smith, Kyle Gassman and Conner Sattler with a Citation of Citizen Appreciation for their compassionate leadership and excellent citizenship.

The detectives at the Clinton Police Department are investigating a felony theft and the female captured in the video has been identified as a suspect. If you have any information or can identify the subject please contact the Clinton Police Department at 563.243.1458. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By_eQSNnSpE

The Clinton Police Department has custody of personal property which was found or seized by, turned in to, or otherwise lawfully came in to possession of the Clinton Police Department and which the Clinton Police Department does not own. The identity or address of the owner of said property cannot be determined. The Clinton Police Department may return the property to a person if that person or the person’s representative appears at the Clinton Police Department, 113 6 Ave So., Clinton, IA between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, provides proper identification, and demonstrates ownership of the property to the satisfaction of the Clinton Police Department. Personal property not claimed within 90 days of this notice will be disposed of in accordance with 2015 Code of Iowa, §80.39. Incident Description CLP18000776 Women's Huffy 18 Speed Bike CLP18000882 Men's Magna Outreach Bike CLP18002683 Women's Mongoose 21 Speed bike CLP17002305 Boy's Dirt Bike CLP18002759 Boy's Kent Super 7 Speed Bike CLP18002791 Women's Huffy Spray Painted Bike CLP18002803 Men's Schwinn Sidewinder Bike CLP18002812 Men's Mongoose 7 Speed Bike CLP18002831 Electrics Razor Scooter CLP18002882 Street Racing Scooter CLP18002898 Girls Hello Kitty Bike CLP18002966 Women's Schwinn Legacy Bike CLP18002969 Women's Huffy Highlander Bike CLP18002980 Men's Schwinn Sport bike CLP18003029 Men's 21 Speed Bike CLP18003039 Men's Next bike CLP18003097 Men's Silver Schwinn Bike CLP18003101 Men's Cut Reach Rhino Bike CLP18003107 Kid's Razor Tricycle CLP18003114 Women's Magna Electroschock Bike CLP18003173 Men's Green Schwinn Bike CLP18003174 Women's Schwinn Bai Style Bike CLP18003189 Women's Huffy Trail Runner Bike Please LIKE and SHARE this post to help us return bikes to their owner

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has reported thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams. Scammers use the regular mail, telephone, or email to take advantage of individuals, businesses, payroll and tax professionals. Many taxpayers have encountered individuals impersonating IRS officials. Note that the IRS does not: • Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes. • Demand that you pay taxes without the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe. You should also be advised of your rights as a taxpayer. • Threaten to bring in local police, immigration officers or other law-enforcement to have you arrested for not paying. The IRS also cannot revoke your driver’s license, business licenses, or immigration status. Threats like these are common tactics scam artists use to trick victims into buying into their schemes. KNOW WHO TO CONTACT • Contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to report a phone scam. Use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page (https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml). You can also call 800-366-4484. • Report phone scams to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” (https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt&panel1-1) on FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" in the notes. • Report an unsolicited email claiming to be from the IRS, or an IRS-related component like the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov. Please LIKE and SHARE this post to help us protect our citizens from fraud.

#CPDMEDIARELEASE Event: Clinton Half Marathon Date of Event: September 9, 2018 Time of Event: 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM The Clinton Half Marathon will be held this Sunday morning (September 9, 2018), starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending by 10:30 a.m. In addition to the Clinton Half Marathon, there will also be a 5K and 10K race. All three races will begin in the 200 block of 5th Avenue South. Runners will head east on 5th Avenue South and turn north on Riverfront Drive. The runners, depending on which race they participate in, will separate near 6th Avenue North and Riverfront, to complete their specific race. This year’s event will see a change in the last leg of all three races. The runners will finish the race by traveling southbound in the parking lane of 2nd Street (west side of street), from 9th Avenue North to 5th Avenue South. The runners will cross the finish line in the 200 block of 5th Avenue South, which will be completely closed to traffic until the race concludes. The Clinton Half Marathon traverses 13.1 miles of city streets and parks, so traffic will be impacted for a short time on Sunday morning. The race course will be marked with signs, traffic cones, barricades and traffic control personnel. The Clinton Police Department wants to remind the citizens and motoring public to expect traffic delays throughout the community on Sunday morning, from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. Please be patient with the traffic control personnel, as they will be working hard to keep everyone safe, including the motoring public.

We would like to thank everyone of our generous citizens who helped make today's Dunkin' Donuts - Cop on a Rooftop Special Olympics fundraiser a success. The Clinton, Iowa fundraiser collected a total of $1,222. We really enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate some of our local Special Olympic athletes as they helped us collect the donations. We are honored to serve such an amazingly kind and generous community.

#CPDMEDIARELEASE Incident: Dunkin' Donuts - Cop on a Rooftop Date of Event: September 7, 2018 Time of Event: 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM Event Location: 1122 North 2nd Street Officers from the Clinton Police Department will be participating in the Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on a Rooftop event on Friday September 7, 2018 at 1122 North 2nd Street. It is a fun and unique way to help raise funds to support Special Olympics athletes. This fundraising event is one of many planned and implemented each year by the Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA). Officers will stand on the roof of Dunkin’ Donuts while volunteers help collect donations at the entrance and drive-thru of the business. A FREE coffee coupon will be provided to all who donate and support Special Olympics athletes. Each year, the Law Enforcement Torch Run initiative continues to grow. Law Enforcement Torch Run has worked with 750+ law enforcement officers to raise more than $875,000 for Iowa athletes.

Chapter 112 of the City of Clinton ordinances is titled - Peddlers, Solicitors and Transient Merchants. The purpose of this chapter is to protect residents of Clinton against fraud, unfair competition and intrusion into the privacy of our homes by licensing and regulating peddlers, solicitors and transient merchants. Did you know? Any person engaging in peddling, soliciting or in the business of a transient merchant in the city without first obtaining a license is in violation of Chapter 112 and may be fined up to $500 for the first offense and up to $1000 for each subsequent offense. Did you know? Each peddler, solicitor or transient merchant shall keep the license in their possession at all times while doing business in the city and shall exhibit the license by attaching it to a lanyard worn around the neck of the license holder. Did you know? Newspaper delivery, local club members, local farmers, students representing local school districts and yard sales are excluded from license requirements. For a full list of license requirements and exemptions please visit http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Iowa/clinton_ia/cityofclintoniowacodeofordinances?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:clinton_ia Please LIKE and SHARE this post to help us keep our community safe and informed.

In 2018 the Clinton Police Department has received 67 reports of thefts from motor vehicles. Upon review we found many of these cases could have been avoided by employing the following tips. * Never leave valuables in plain view. Thieves know that you hide your property under towels, sweaters and packages. If you drive an SUV, consider installing a cargo cover. * Keep your vehicle doors locked and windows rolled up. Yes it's a no-brainer, but a significant number of thefts occur from unlocked vehicles. * Report suspicious activity or people loitering. Police prefer to prevent crime rather than investigate it after it happens. * Park in a well-lit area. Thieves don't want any witnesses. * Always remove your vehicle keys from the vehicle. We strongly suggest you also consider the following tips to protect yourself and your property in the event your vehicle is burglarized. * If you car is burglarized, report it to the police immediately. * Don't leave personal identification documents in your vehicle. These include Vehicle Ownership Title, credit cards, etc. Keep copies of license plate and vehicle identification number with you. * Keep serial numbers of electronics equipment, such as computers, tablets, and smart phones. Please LIKE and SHARE this post to help us protect our citizens from thieves.

The recent storm has reminded many of us of the increased traffic hazards when experiencing severe weather. Driving in severe weather conditions can significantly increase the potential for a dangerous situation. Sometimes the best decision drivers can make is to stay put until the storm passes. If driving is the only option, buckle up, and follow these rules to ensure safety: TURN LIGHTS AND WIPERS ON. To ensure high visibility, headlights should be clean and clear and wipers should be replaced at least once a year. HAZARD LIGHTS OFF. Use hazard lights only when the vehicle is legally stopped or disabled on the side of the road. SLOW DOWN. Keep a safe stopping distance between vehicles and avoid passing and/or changing lanes. Wet pavement can result in skidding and hydroplaning. Be patient and stay alert. TURN AROUND; DON’T DROWN. Never drive through flooded areas. The area of roadway beneath the water may be washed out or may conceal debris or even power lines. BE CAUTIOUS OF HIGH WINDS. Windy conditions are a driving risk to all vehicles, particularly high-profile vehicles such as buses and trucks. Use extra caution around vehicles carrying cargo. Strong wind can occur anywhere, but it can be more common in wide open spaces, including bridges and highway overpasses. Keep a firm grip on the steering wheel and give large vehicles extra room to maneuver. BE PREPARED FOR INOPERABLE TRAFFIC LIGHTS. Traffic lights are designed to keep traffic moving and prevent collisions; however, non-working or missing lights can be a source of confusion for drivers. If a law enforcement officer is present, follow their directions. Otherwise, treat the intersection as if it were a four-way stop sign. If traffic lights are flashing red, come to a complete stop and treat the intersection as a four-way stop. If lights are flashing yellow, proceed with caution and be prepared to yield to oncoming traffic. BE CAUTIOUS OF DISLODGED MAN HOLE COVERS. Heavy rains can cause flash flooding which may result in man hole covers becoming dislodged. Striking an open man hole can cause severe damage to your vehicle and may cause you to lose control of your vehicle resulting in a vehicle crash. Please LIKE and SHARE this post to help us keep our community safe.