Davis County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Davis County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 102 Anderson Street, Bloomfield, 52537 IA
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Davis County Sheriff's Office is located at 102 Anderson Street, Bloomfield, 52537 IA. The Davis County Sheriff's Office phone number is 641.664.2385.

Davis County Sheriff's Office News

Bloomfield-Davis County 911 Communications is accepting applications for a full time 911 Telecommunicator/Jailer until 4 pm August 30, 2018. Must be at least 18 y/o with High School diploma or equivalent, valid Iowa driver’s license and successfully pass a background investigation. Someone with previous telecommunicator and/or jailer experience and completed ILEA 40 hour Telecommunicator Basic Training, current IOWA/NCIC certification and 40 hour National Sheriff’s Association Correctional Officer certification is strongly desired. After completing any required training and certifications, candidate will be working primarily an overnight shift that includes weekends and a majority of holidays. Beginning wage $14.54/hr with good benefits. Duties include: receive/dispatch/logging emergency and nonemergency 911, law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services calls. Will process, monitor and oversee inmates including dispensing and logging: medications, meals, laundry, medical appointments, visits, cell cleaning, etc. Must have good communications and computer skills, an ability to multi-task, write reports and maintain a professional demeanor under conditions of extreme stress. Some training is off-site and employee will be responsible for their own transportation. After the closing date, qualified applicants will be administered a written test. Upon conditional offer of employment, a physical and drug screen will be required. Applications can be obtained at the Bloomfield-Davis County Law Enforcement Center, 102 Anderson St., Bloomfield, IA 52537. It is the policy of the Bloomfield-Davis County 911 Communications Center to provide equal opportunity in the employment to all persons. An individual shall not be denied equal access to employment opportunities because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age or disability.

The Davis County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for a full-time civil jailer position. Starting pay is 14.50 an hour with an increase after training and probationary period to 17.00 an hour. Must be at least 18 years of age with a High School diploma or equivalent, and successfully pass a background investigation and testing process. Applicant will be required to work a variety of shifts, weekends and holidays. Must be: proficient with computers; able to learn quickly and work under stressful conditions; capable of multi-tasking and working with inmates. Upon conditional offer of employment a physical and a drug screen will be required. Some training is off-site and employee will be responsible for their own transportation. Applications can be obtained at the Davis County Sheriff's Office 102 Anderson St. Bloomfield, Iowa 52537 641-664-2385 Applications will be accepted until September 7th, 2018 at noon. A testing date has been set for September 12th, 2018 Davis County is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Davis County to provide equal opportunity in employment to all persons. An individual shall not be denied equal access to employment opportunities because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or physical or mental disability.

The Davis County Sheriff's Office is starting the demolition of our old jail this morning. We will be starting with asbestos abatement from our old roof area. If anyone sees people with white suits and equipment in the area please don't be alarmed. If all goes well they should be finished by tomorrow afternoon the 15th. If you have any questions feel free to contact Sheriff Dave Davis or Chief Deputy Joshua O'Dell.

Come see Sheriff Davis at the "What You Don't See" trailer at the Davis County Fair. Tours will be on Thursday and Friday evening from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. No kids allowed. The trailer is set up so that you can Learn where to look for drugs and see clothing apparel that could be indicative of drug use with your children and other family members. Trailer will be located just West of the secretaries office. Teachers and parents please stop by and see us. Sponsored by Sammons Financial Group, Karl Chevrolet and the Iowa Narcotics Officers Association.

Thanks JD for the excellent cookies and lemonade! If anyone needs a snack stop by JD Cronin's stand on North Madison today!

The Sheriff's Office has received word from the state that the 911 outage has been repaired and the system is fully operational again. Thank you for your cooperation.

***UPDATE***** We have received word that repairs have been made and the 911 system is fully operational again. The Davis County Sheriff's Office was just notified that there is a statewide 911 outage affecting cellular customers attempting to contact 911. They do not currently have a time frame for when 911 services will be back on line but technicians are working to solve the issue. If you need to contact Davis County 911 in the meantime please use one of our landline numbers 641-664-2700 or 641-664-2385.

A big thank you to Danny Mathews for donating a memorial of our K-9 Eico who we lost in the line of duty earlier this year. The Davis County Sheriff's Office is very appreciative of Mr. Mathews gesture.

The Davis County Sheriff's Office and the Bloomfield Police Department were invited to Wig Wam Day Care and preschool today to receive a special gift from their 1 and 2 year olds for national police week. Deputy Sinnott, Chief Deputy O'Dell and Asst. Chief Dunlavy received a "high five" from everyone in class to display at the law center for both departments. Thank you very much to the kids and staff of Wig Wam for thinking of us!

CHANGE HABITS TO SAVE LIVES Beginning May 21 and until June 3, 2018 State and local law enforcement agencies across the United States will be stepping up enforcement with the Click It or Ticket campaign. This concentrated effort will be on the lookout for motorists who aren’t wearing their seat belts. Click It or Ticket is not just about writing traffic tickets; it’s about saving lives. In 2016, the last year in which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has information, there were 10,428 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. That number is more than the population of Grimes, IA and of 99.5 percent of Iowa’s towns and cities. According to NHTSA 48 percent of the passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2016 were unrestrained. Almost twice as many males were killed in crashes and they had a lower seat belt use rate. It is even worse at night when 56 percent of the fatalities were unrestrained. Patrick Hoye, Bureau Chief, Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau said, “If you have a friend or family member who does not buckle up when they drive, please encourage them to make it a habit. It is such a simple thing to do and it very well could save their life”. The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau remind you that seat belts save lives, and everyone – front seat and back, child and adult – needs to remember to buckle up – every trip, every time!

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It is with a heavy heart that the Davis County Sheriff's Office announces the loss of K9 Eico. Eico was killed when he was struck by a vehicle in a tragic accident last evening while performing his duties. Eico was only with us for a short time but left a lasting impression with our agency and community. He was known for his easy going and playful personality who could play with citizens and children but at a command instantly go to work. He will be sorely missed.

This St. Paddy’s Day, Don’t Rely on the Luck o’ the Irish: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving Davis County St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. With a plethora of Irish immigrants—and many, many more St. Paddy’s Day well-wishers, the holiday is heavily celebrated by most Americans with friendly pinches, bangers n’ mash, and green beer galore. Sadly, all this merry-making can lead to dangerous driving conditions as party-goers head home. In 2016 alone, 60 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Paddy’s Day holiday period (6 p.m. March 16 to 5:59 a.m. March 18). The selfish act of drinking and driving can rip people from their friends and loved ones forever. For this reason, Sheriff Davis is working to spread the message about the dangers of drunk driving. Even one drink can be one too many. If you’re heading out for the Irish festivities, plan ahead and remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. Tragically, March 17 has become a dangerous holiday on our nation’s roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), during the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, almost two-thirds (39%) of all motor vehicle crash fatalities involved drunk drivers. The early hours of March 18 didn’t fare much better. Between midnight and 5:59 a.m., nearly three-fourths (69%) of all crash fatalities involved drunk drivers. In fact, from 2012 to 2016, almost two-fifths (38%) of the drunk-driving fatalities during this holiday period involved drivers who had blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) well above the .08 limit, with 269 drunk-driving fatalities total. Drivers should also keep an eye out for pedestrians who have had too much to drink. Walking while intoxicated can also be deadly, as lack of attention to their surroundings could put pedestrians at risk of getting hit by a vehicle. “We want our community members to plan ahead when they are celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day,” said Sheriff Davis. “Whether you are driving yourself or your friends, make sure you stay sober or plan for a sober ride home. Remember: It’s not just about you. There are other people on the roads who want to get where they are going safely. Don’t let alcohol cause you to be a risk to yourself and others on the road. Drinking and driving is an act of selfishness. Before you put your keys in the ignition, remind yourself: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. If you feel a buzz, you are in no shape to drive.” “Please make a plan before you head out for St. Patrick’s Day parties,” Sheriff Davis continued. “Consider being the sober designated driver for your friends. If you are planning to drink, plan for a safe ride home,” he said. “There are too many safe alternatives to choose otherwise. Think before you act.” Sheriff Davis recommends the following safe alternatives to drinking and driving: • First: Always remember to plan ahead. You know whether you’ll attend a party. If you plan to drink, plan for a sober driver to take you home. Is it your turn to be the designated driver? Take that role seriously—your friends could be relying on you. • Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve only had one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation to get home safely. • Download NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app available on Google Play for Android devices: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhtsa.SaferRide&hl=en), and Apple’s iTunes Store for iOS devices: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/saferride/id950774008?mt=8). SaferRide allows users to call a taxi or a predetermined friend, and identifies the user’s location so he or she can be picked up. • If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact the Davis County Sheriffs Office. • Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get them home safely.

Don’t Rely on the Luck of the Irish One of America’s favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day, is March 17, and we continually see a spike in drunk-driving crashes on this date every year. In order to make Iowa roads safer all across the state drivers will notice heightened traffic enforcement March 14 – 17, 2018. Law enforcement officers will especially be watching for drunk drivers and vehicle occupants not wearing a seat belt. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nationally, during the 2016 St. Patrick’s holiday (the latest year numbers are available) 39% of all vehicle crash fatalities involved drunk drivers. In the hours between midnight and 6:00 a.m. on March 18th,69% of all crash fatalities involved drunk drivers. Drunk driving IS preventable! It is not worth the risk of injury, jail time, your death, or the death of another person. No designated driver? Download the NHTSA app, “SaferRide” before going out to celebrate. The app will allow users to call a taxi or designated friend for a ride home by just identifying their location. For Android devices, from Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhtsa.SaferRide For Apple devices, from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/usapp/saferride/id950774008?mt=8 Drivers should also keep an eye out for pedestrians who have had too much to drink. Walking while intoxicated can also be deadly, as lack of attention to their surroundings could put pedestrians at risk of getting hit by a vehicle. The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau reminds you, Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. Don’t Do It!

Anyone who applied for a new or renewal concealed carry permit or permit to acquire on or after July 1st of 2017 and received a paper permit or one of the old style plastic cards issued by the Sheriff's office may now come to the Sheriff's Office and receive your new permit card. You must bring your old paper and/or plastic permit with you to receive your new card. If you have any questions call 641-664-2385. Thank you.

The Davis County Sheriff's Office has received numerous calls in the past few days about scammers going door to door attempting to asphalt driveways. Be wary of anyone attempting to do this and contact the Sheriff's Office if you have any questions or concerns. The below video shows how the scam generally works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEJbAhMyZ9Q

With school starting tomorrow we would like to remind everyone to slow down and take your time in the morning. Remember to stop at all school crossings. If you come up to a school bus with its stop sign out and red lights on remember that it is the law that you stop and wait for them to be turned off, If you do not you will be cited and this violation comes with a mandatory loss of license, We hope everyone has a great first day of school

The Davis County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Bloomfield Care Center staff and residents for allowing us to be apart of your water fights we had a blast and it made our day seeing the smiles on residents faces.

The Davis County Sheriff's Office would like to thank New Journey Assembly of God youth group Fire Walkers for the Bibles and all the good food that you gave to our office.