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

The SPD would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween tomorrow! We ask that motorists drive cautiously in residential neighborhoods and to obey all traffic laws to help ensure the kids can trick or treat safely. Please be alert as drivers for children walking across roadways as they may have obscured vision from costumes and masks. It is also encouraged for drivers escorting children to neighborhoods for trick or treating to have them enter and exit to the curbside. Always check candy and remind children to not consume candy until it has been checked to be safe.

Successful downtown Halloween walk 2018! The officers were happy to see so many kids having a great time!

The Shenandoah Police Department will be participating in the downtown Halloween walk which will start at 4:30 P.M. at Century Bank. We hope to see everyone come out and enjoy the evening with us! The SPD would like to remind everyone to drive with caution and attention during this event.

This week’s ‘Officer of the Week’, Michael Cisneros, is no stranger to Shenandoah. Michael grew up in Shenandoah and attended school here. He was no stranger to the Shenandoah Police Department before joining the team as a full-time officer. Cisneros began his experience in law enforcement by serving the Shenandoah community as a reserve officer. Reserve officers serve in the same capacity as regular patrol officers, with only a few exceptions, one being that they volunteer most of their time working for the department. Michael took the time to answer some questions about his time in law enforcement for his second highlight as ‘Officer of the Week’. Question: What is your favorite part about being a police officer? Michael’s Answer: I like that I get to work in my hometown. It’s good to see kids in the community that I know. They can come up to me and say hi, ask questions about my job, and ask for help if they need it because they already know me. Question: What is your least favorite part about being a police officer? Michael’s Answer: Just seeing some of the bad things we deal with. Question: What is one of the best things you have done on the job so far? Michael’s Answer: I helped EMS perform CPR on a patient. It felt good afterwards knowing that I helped someone because those are some of the most important moments on the job. Question: What do you think is one important key to be a police officer for someone who is considering a career in law enforcement? Michael’s Answer: Being physically fit. It is challenging to perform our job and carry the equipment we wear while doing it. Check back in with us on our Facebook page for his final segment, where we will get to know more about the man behind the badge as he answers more questions about himself.

The Shenandoah Police Department will be running an ‘Officer of the Week’ series which will continue for the next few months. The SPD hopes this will be an innovative way for the community to meet and know more about their officers. Check in on our Facebook page to learn more about the men and women who serve with SPD! This week features Officer Michael Cisneros as the Shenandoah Police Department’s ‘Officer of the Week’. A Shenandoah native, Michael has been with the SPD since April of 2017. Cisneros graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in August of 2017. He was recognized for outstanding effort and achievement in the area of physical fitness during his time in the academy by becoming one of the very few officers from Shenandoah to be in the ILEA 300-point club. To become an officer of the ILEA 300-point club officers are required to run a mile and a half in under 9:00 minutes, perform a minimum of 20 pull ups and a minimum of 90 sit ups in under 2 minutes. Check back in later in the week to learn more about Officer Cisneros, and other featured ‘Officer of the Week’ postings.

The SPD wishes everyone a safe and fun Shenfest! It was a beautiful day for a parade. Our department appreciates that the community dedicated this years Shenfest to hometown heroes.

Thank you to everyone that came out to the Night Out event this evening! We hope to have more events like this in the future. The community's continued support is very appreciated.

The Shenandoah Police Department encourages the public to join local emergency responders for a 'Night Out' event tomorrow, Thursday, September 20th, 2018. The event will begin at 6:00 P.M. and last until 8:00 P.M. at the old Sack & Save parking lot on West Sheridan Avenue. Officers with the SPD and K9 Argo will be at this event. We hope to see you there!

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The Shenandoah Police Department would like to remind the residents of Shenandoah and Essex that the hours of use for fireworks is 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. today July 4th. Anything after 11 p.m. could result in a citation. If you are viewing the fireworks show from Sportsman Park in Shenandoah please remember that alcohol and the use of fireworks in the park is not permitted. Please help spread the word and have Safe and Happy 4th of July

** Public Notice** With the Fourth of July approaching we would like to make the public aware of the dates and times that fireworks can be used within Shenandoah and Essex. The use of fireworks is lawful starting July 1st through July 4th. The lawful hours are 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. for all of the dates except July 4th where the lawful hours are 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Please remember to be safe and respectful when using fireworks and enjoy.

The Shenandoah Police Department would like the thank the 3rd and 4th grade students of Essex Community School for the delicious lunch and donations. Also the beautiful poster that was made and signed by the students. We appreciate the support

Shirt Order We are placing a final order for the t-shirts that were available at the reserve fundraiser earlier this year. If you did not get a shirt and wish to have one, please call the police department at 712.246.3512 or message our page with your name, number, shirt size, and white or grey and we will get them ordered. The shirts are $15 a piece. The deadline for ordering them is June 04, 2018.

Officer Booker of the Shenandoah Police Department had the pleasure of teaching K-4th grade about Bicycle Safety at the Essex School today. The children were taught how to properly put on a helmet, safety rules of riding their bikes and the proper hand signals to use when riding their bikes. The Shenandoah Police Department would like to thank the Essex Community School for the invitation to teach the children.

With the up and coming Holiday Weekend the Shenandoah Police Department would like to announce that we will be out and Enforcing All Traffic Laws. The Shenandoah Police Department is taking part in a nationwide "Click It or Ticket" campaign that began Monday, May 21st, 2018 and runs through Sunday, June 3rd, 2018. The goal of the "Click It or Ticket" campaign is to increase awareness of Iowa's seatbelt and child restraint laws and to increase the percentage of drivers who comply with these laws. The Shenandoah Police Department wants to notify the public that wearing a seatbelt or placing your child into the proper child restraint greatly reduces death or serious bodily injury in the unfortunate event a motor vehicle collision occurs. #ClickItorTicket

Just a reminder about our prescription take back event today, Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. We will be at the garage entrance on the west side of the SPD located at 400 West Sheridan Avenue. Bring old prescriptions so that they are properly disposed of. Please remember NO NEEDLES, SHARPS, or LIQUIDS!

[SHENANDOAH, IOWA] – On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Shenandoah Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 15th 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 west side garage door entrance at the Shenandoah Police Department [400 West Sheridan Avenue]. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. THE SHENANDOAH POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL NOT ACCEPT LIQUIDS OR NEEDLES OR SHARPS Last fall Americans turned in 456 tons (912,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,300 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 14 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 9 million pounds—more than 4,500 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 28th Take Back Day event, contact Sergeant Macy Mather at (712) 246-3512.

Update on earlier post regarding the two possible burglar suspects in southwest Iowa area: Suspects have been apprehended. Thank you for helping this information be shared!

Area authorities are on the lookout for a male and female that are going around selling hotel coupons. They are driving a maroon Suburban or Yukon. A similar vehicle has been spotted near locations of residential burglaries in the SW Iowa area. If you have any information or see these individuals shown in the photo, please do not approach them and contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.