Blue Grass Police Department

  • Agency: Blue Grass Police Department
  • Address: 606 W. Mayne Street, Blue Grass, 52726 IA
  • Chief: John Jensen (Chief of Police)
Phone: 563-381-1485
Fax: 563-381-2157
Email:

Blue Grass Police Department is located at 606 W. Mayne Street, Blue Grass, 52726 IA. The Chief of Police of the department is John Jensen. The Blue Grass Police Department phone number is 563-381-1485.

Blue Grass Police Department News

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, This morning your Blue Grass Police Department took another report of a stolen vehicle. This time the thieves stole the keys from inside the home. The vehicle did have a tracker on it. Davenport PD and Blue Grass PD followed the vehicle into Rock Island. Rock Island PD and Blue Grass PD began chasing the vehicle as soon as we found it again. The vehicle went back into Davenport and Davenport PD attempted to use their stop sticks however they were not successful. As we were closing in on the vehicle, it lost us temporarily but we were able to find it again, abandoned in an alley. Their modus operandi (M.O.) is that they follow a vehicle with their lights out. As soon as the person exits the vehicle and is out of sight, that is when they make their attempt. This time they got brave and decided to go inside the house. Please tell everyone you know to lock their homes and their vehicles. Please keep your eyes open and call 911 if you see this kind of behavior from a vehicle. Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Blue Grass, The final frontier, these are the voyages of the Blue Grass Police Department, its continuing mission to seek out new life and strange new behaviors, to protect the citizens and to create new public relations. To boldly go where no one has gone before. Chief's Log: Stardate 1103201.8 It. is. with. such. sweet sorrow. That I must inform you that Officer Adam's is leaving our team. He has been a great asset to us in catching bad guys and he will be deeply missed. He is however not going too far away, he is changing Starfleets and joining the ranks with our brothers and sisters in arms at the Scott County Sheriff's Office. We want to wish him well in his journey. That is why we are sending him off in the fashion of his favorite TV show..or maybe it's mine... Please join me in saying "live long and prosper" to Officer Adam's. Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Let's see your Halloween Pictures! Bonus points if you caught a picture with Sergeant Guinn or Officer Sullivan!

Hello Boo Grass Family and Friends, In just a couple of days we will be contradicting the one rule we've told our children. Yes, this Wednesday will be the only time of year where it is okay for kids to take candy🍬🍭 from strangers. Also, some of you may remember a time where you could take your candy to the hospital to x-rayed. Unfortunately, the hospitals don't offer this service anymore (I called and asked). Apparently the machine kept getting, "gummed up" 😂 . But seriously, they really don't offer the service anymore. So kids, it IS very important that your parents inspect your candy by taking the first bite of every piece! Especially the peanut butter cups! P.S. If you see the police car, be sure to stop for candy there too! Officer Sullivan and Sergeant Guinn will be excited to see you! Have a great day folks! Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, Today we had a lot of fun at the Blue Grass Park Board's Pumpkin Dash! There were a lot of great costumes to be seen. Officer Roberts and Officer Weingart even found the Joker and Harley Quinn! Without the help of Batman might I add. If you missed it this year, we hope to see you next year. Have a great day folks! Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, Thanks to a grant from the Scott County Regional Authority we were awarded enough money to purchase a new speed RADAR and bullistic vests. Here is the Article below: Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department Article: The City of Blue Grass Police Department was awarded a grant from the Scott County Regional Authority to purchase new equipment in the spring of 2018. According to Police Chief Garrett Jahns, the Officers at the Blue Grass Police Department were in desperate need of new ballistic vests and a new RADAR for one of their squad cars. “The vests were very close to the warranty expiration dates” he explained. “After the warranty expires on ballistic vests, the company can no longer guarantee that the vests will protect the officers who wear them”. Police cars are routinely fitted with dash mounted RADAR speed measurement instruments. The previous RADAR in one of the Blue Grass police vehicles was becoming obsolete and very difficult for Officers to operate during their time of need. The new RADAR acquired by the Blue Grass Police Department is not only user friendly, but it is lane selective. Now, officers can effectively measure the speeds of vehicle traveling in front of or behind them while in the same lane of traffic. Additionally it can also measure the speeds of vehicles both before and after a vehicle passes their position. Cities today are, unfortunately faced with financial difficulties when trying to budget funds to make such purchases; therefore, this purchase could not have been made possible without the help of the Scott County Regional Authority. “The vests can make the difference between life and death, while at the same time, the speed RADAR is needed to better serve those who call on us to slow traffic down in their neighborhoods and possibly save lives. If it were not for the continued support of the Scott County Regional Authority, our Officers are now better equipped and our streets are safer.”

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, North Mississippi Street is finally open! Treat it nice so it will last as long as the last one did. ;) Have a great day folks! Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, At tonight's city council meeting, Officer Bob Guinn was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. I had the humble honor to swear him in. Please help me to congratulate Sergeant Guinn and welcome him to his new position. Sergeant Guinn comes to us as a prior patrol sergeant from Cordova, Illinois who most recently worked at the Wilton Iowa Police Department. Among various police departments in Rock Island County, he began his interest in law enforcement when he was hired with the Milan Illinois Police Auxillary in 1994. He left as a Corporal in 1999. He left the Auxillary to work as a police officer in Annawan, Illinois. His career led him to work at many other police departments to include Carbon Cliff, Illinois Police Department, Cordova, Illinois Police Department, Hillsdale, Illinois Police Department, Wilton Iowa Police Department. He also worked as the Parks Ambassador for the City of Davenport until he was hired on with Blue Grass Police Department. Officer Guinn has served as a police officer for total of 15 years. Officer Guinn started with the Blue Grass Police Department on July 1st, 2015 as a part time police officer. On October 17th, 2016 Officer Guinn was promoted to a full-time status. Besides the many patrol functions of a police officer, Officer Guinn specializes in crimes against children and has received dedicated training in missing and exploited children investigations. He is also field training officer. Officer Guinn’s dedication to serving the people of Blue Grass and the mission of the police department continues to be his top priority. We are happy to have him on the team. Have a great night folks! Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Heaven received another Hero today. The Blue Grass Police Department, mourns with our brothers and sisters in the Fire Fighting profession and the entire Buffalo Community for their great loss. Chief Terry Adams will be missed by all. His friends and family are in our prayers. Sincerely, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, Now that school has started up, The Blue Grass Police Department has had to respond to some reports of bullying. I am pretty sure most of us here have had a bully at least once in our lives, you probably still remember the bullies name in elementary school 25 or more years later. I know I do. Maybe this bully attended your school, or a sport you were in, maybe this bully was a neighbor or lived close to your home or even all of the above. The torment was terrible, but thankfully for most, we had someone to talk to or someone who gave us that little bit of extra courage to stand up and face those who bullied us. Also fortunately for those of us who attended school before social media, we didn't have to take it home with us. We could leave it on the school yard. Unfortunately, there are some young people out there who can't escape from their bullies. Especially with technology the way it is today. These young people who are being bullied feel like they can't talk to anyone who truly understands their pain. I'm here to tell you there is hope. Family Resources in Davenport has councilors your child can speak to. Sometimes, it may be eaiser for a child to talk to someone who isn't a parent. I would also encourage you to show your kids this 7 minute video on one way to stop a verbally abusive bully. Have a great day folks, Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oKjW1OIjuw

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, I am pleased to present the latest public service announcement from the Blue Grass Police Department, Princeton, Iowa Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Scott County Sheriff's Office, Bettendorf Police Department, Buffalo, Iowa Police Department, Walcott Police Department, Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau and KWQC TV-6 News. We want to give a special thanks to the Creative Services Team at KWQC TV-6 News, MEDIC EMS, Genesis Health System, Blue Grass Fire Department and the actors who helped to drive this message home. You can begin to look for this public service announcement to start airing on your TV's as early as tomorrow. Have a great day folks! Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, POWER IS OUT in Blue Grass AND parts of Buffalo. Mid American Energy is working on the problem. BLUE GRASS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: CLASSES ARE STILL IN SESSION If you need power for medical purposes or know someone who needs power for medical purposes who lives in Blue Grass, Please call 911 and we will help your loved one get to the emergency building for electricity. Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, Make your travel plans ahead of time! The intersection of East and West Lauretta Street at North Mississippi Street will be closed Tuesday and/or Wednesday September 25th and 26th. A detour will be set up at North Mississippi Street and East Telegraph Road. The intersection will be closed for about 2 weeks. Today's quote: “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.” ― Colin Powell Have a great day folks! Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Missed Connections: It was a warm Friday morning on September 14th. You were at Casey's General Store in Blue Grass. I didn't see you, but you saw me. I was wearing my favorite blue polyester suit emblazoned with a couple of patches and a badge. I was enjoying a breakfast pizza with a cold Mountain Dew. When I attempted to pay for my breakfast, the cashier very coyly stated that my purchase had been taken care of and discretely pointed towards the location in which you left the store. If you read this, I just wanted to say...thanks bro, that was super nice of you! Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, Today we remember all who suffered on this day in 2001, and those who still do. Please take a moment to hear this heart felt message from our brothers and sisters at Scott Emergency Communications Center (SECC). United in memory, United we stand. Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, Today our friends in the Public Works Department put up 12 of these "No Parking" signs on North Niesse Street. The reason is to protect the children walking to and from school until the construction is complete on North Mississippi Street. The traffic is very heavy both before and after school due to the detour. Even if it's after school hours, we are asking that you help us to keep the road cleared of parked vehicles. We all appreciate your understanding and your patience while this project is being completed. Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 7, 2018 Educational Personal Safety Initiative for Kids Returns to Blue Grass, IA Blue Grass, IA – The Blue Grass Police Department is once again leading an educational personal safety initiative for Blue Grass Elementary School students. Dedicated to helping young people get the information they need to play safe and stay safe, this is the 2nd time the organization has brought an award-winning safety resource to area children. Each 4th and 5th grade student at Blue Grass Elementary School will receive a copy of the Personal Safety: Smart Choices for LIFE, a comprehensive 112-page handbook geared to young people, which is full of useful information on safety at home, at school, at play, outside, and around strangers. The materials are produced by Community Safety Net, and are widely used to educate young people about staying safe. In addition to educating youth, Personal Safety: Smart Choices for LIFE is a comprehensive family resource. It offers health and first-aid information, along with great safety tips, lessons, and fun exercises that promote making smart choices about personal safety. A free downloadable app for smartphones and tablets is included which is customized to provide local safety contact numbers – along with safety tips, videos, and other important safety information. This valuable safety resource was made available to the kids through the generous support of local businesses and organizations. Every day, more than 43,000 North American children are injured seriously enough to need emergency room attention. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) almost all accidents are preventable and education is the most effective way to prevent them from happening. “Leading this initiative, is another great way for us to show that the City of Blue Grass Police Department is committed to providing all individuals safe environment by using innovative techniques and resources while being sensitive to the needs of our community.” – Chief Jahns Contact: Chief Garrett Jahns (563)381-1485

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, Because I believe in giving credit where credit is due, and because FB sharing has changed, please see the notification from City Hall in the photos below. In other news, the forcast calls for a chance for wet dogs and muddy paw prints all over everything again. Be sure to send your walking students to school with an umbrella just in case. Please remember to keep your vehicles locked. Have a great night folks! Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, The Mayor, Fire Chief Seamer and Blue Grass Resident Sheldon Phipps are reporting that we have power lines and trees down. Lotte is blocked off/closed at N Juniata to Moselle. There may be some issue with getting to school if Mid American doesn't get it fixed by then, as power lines are hanging over the road and low to the ground as seen here. Please do not touch a down power line. It could be a fatal choice. Photo credit: Sheldon Phipps. Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, Yes, power is out. According to Officer Guinn, power lines are actually down. We have called Mid American Energy to report this but the more calls they get, the better. Please call Mid American Energy if you are experiencing this outage. 1-800-799-4443. OR call REC at 1-800-728-1242. If you need power for medical purposes or know someone who needs power for medical purposes who lives in Blue Grass, Please call 911 and we will help your loved one get to the emergency building for power and air conditioning. Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, Today is August 22nd, 2018. Tomorrow starts the first day of the new school year! This post is dedicated to all of the students on this page whether you're in elementary school or going back to college....Parents, I would also urge you to share this message with your children if they dont have a FB account. A NOTE FROM THE CHIEF'S DESK: You might be a little nervous about your first day. You might be going to a new school, or maybe you aren't nervous and are just really excited to go back and see your friends. Either way, this year is an opportunity for a new start. When you wake up tomorrow, remember, some kids may be smarter than you. Some kids may have cooler clothes than you. Some kids may be better at sports than you. IT DOESN'T MATTER! You have YOUR thing too! Be the kid who can get along. Be the kid who is generous. Be the kid who is happy for other people. Be the kid who does the right thing. Be the NICE KID! If you do this, everything will be just fine. Have a great day at school tomorrow. For the kids who attend Blue Grass Elementary, I am excited to see you! Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, Today, I bring you a message, asking for your help on one task. Lately, we've been getting notified by email, FB messanger or by word of mouth of suspicious activity that took place either "last night" or "A few nights ago." We REALLY want to catch the people who are breaking law, WHILE they are breaking the law. It really doesn't do anyone any good if we hear about these things a day or so later. WE NEED YOU TO CALL 911 PLEASE! ESPECIALLY when you see something that is suspicious or is simply out of place or while the act is in progress. Criminals know where we are for the most part. That's the down fall of a small town. If we are south of town, they go north and so on...We need YOU to be our eyes and ears as well. Because as much as we wish we could, we cannot physically be in two places at once, but with YOUR help, we can. We understand that the community we serve, must come to rely on the police as protectors of their life, property and constitutional rights. This is the only basis upon which we can build respect and mutual trust between the people of Blue Grass and the police who serve them. We want to keep your respect and trust. We need YOUR help, by letting us know when these things are happening. The reduction and prevention of crime remains the top priority for the Blue Grass Police Department and we remain relentless in our quest to bring criminal offenders to justice. We will never yield to criminal offenders who prey upon the innocent and the vulnerable in our city. We will continue to bring strict enforcement to repeat offenders, drug dealers, illegal drug users and other serious crimes. It is my profound belief that OUR community CAN join together as a strong, and united force to reduce crime and violence and improve the security of this great town. Please call 911 when you see something suspicious or out of place. Even if your dog is barking in a particular direction and doesn't usually do that, call 911 to have an officer check it out. All of us here know that WE need YOU. All of us at the Blue Grass Police Department are looking forward to working with all of you, to make this a reality. Thank you, everyone again, for your continued support. Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, When a victim comes to us about a scam, we come to you, in hopes to stop this from happening to anyone else. Please see the notification below. Fraudulent Scam Emails Using the Name of the IMF We would like to bring to the notice of the general public that several variants of financial scam letters and emails purporting to be sanctioned by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or authored by high ranking IMF officials are currently in circulation, and may appear on official letterhead containing the IMF logo. The scam letters instruct potential victims to contact the IMF for issuance of a “Certificate of International Capital Transfer” or other forms of approval, to enable them receives large sums of monies as beneficiaries. The contact e-mail information is always BOGUS and unsuspecting individuals are then requested to send their personal banking details or money which the scammers utilize for their fraudulent activities. Contrary to what is stated in these scam e-mails, letters, or phone conversations, the IMF does NOT authorize, verify, monitor, or assist in contract or inheritance payments between third parties and/or Governments, nor does it endorse the activities of any bank, financial institution, or other public or private agency. For purposes of clarification, the IMF is an inter-governmental organization whose transactions and operations are carried out directly with its member countries. If you have already received such e-mails, you are advised to terminate all further contacts with the scammers, and, in the event that you have sent them funds, contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you are resident in the United States, you can also file a complaint with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), through the following website: http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx. Additional general information on scam e-mails may be found at the following websites: 1) http://www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com/ 2) http://www.treasury.gov/services/report-fwa/Pages/Report-Email-Scams.aspx Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department

Hello Blue Grass Family and Friends, The Blue Grass Police Department is joining the other law enforcement agencies throughout the Quad Cities in an effort to curve the recent crime trends. We need you to help us to help you. Please read below. Also, Blue Grass residents should be seeing a flyer in their doors soon with helpful tips. These helpful tips will also be available at nearly all of the local businesses as well. Yours in Service, Chief Jahns & The Blue Grass Police Department