Posted on: June 23, 2017

Rules and Safety Tips Regarding Legal Fireworks Usage in Waukee

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Waukee Fireworks Usage and Rules 

The City of Waukee will soon allow the use of fireworks on a modified schedule following recently passed State Legislation. Used outside the designated dates and times highlighted below, it is considered to be a v...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

220 Pounds of Medication Collected at PD's Drug Take-Back Event

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On April 29, the Waukee Police Department opened its doors for four hours on a Saturday as part of the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Waukee residents dropped off 220 pounds of unwanted or expired medication; the drugs were then ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Waukee PD's Robert Gitzen Sworn in to Rank of Sergeant

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Waukee Police Officer Robert Gitzen was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on Monday, Apr. 17, 2017. Waukee City Clerk Becky Schuett swore Sergeant Gitzen in to his new rank in a ceremony held that morning at the Waukee Public Safety Building. He has served...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Waukee Police Officer Robert Gitzen Promoted to Sergeant

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Following an application and interview process, the Waukee Police Department recently chose its next Sergeant - current Waukee Police Officer Robert Gitzen. Officer Gitzen joined the Waukee Police Department in July 2015, and has proven himself as a very ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Police Chief John Quinn Honored with ESGR Patriot Award

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At the March 20th Waukee City Council Regular Meeting, Waukee Police Chief John Quinn was surprised with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve's (ESGR) Patriot Award. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors...

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Learn more about the ESGR Patriot Award.
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Police Department Names Officer of the Year

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During the Waukee Police Department's annual dinner, Officer Brian Murra (left in photo) was named the 2016 Officer of the Year. Officer Murra received the Officer of the Year honor for consistent commitment to taking on additional tasks and following thr...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Waukee Police Make the Holidays Bright for Area Children

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The Waukee Police Department participated in its annual Shop With a Cop program on Saturday, Dec. 10. The day started with the Waukee Fire Department serving up breakfast for the 14 families involved in the program. Officers also created free child IDs fo...

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See photos from Shop With a Cop!
Posted on: December 13, 2016

Two Waukee Police Officers Graduate from ILEA

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Congrats to new Waukee Police Officers Brett Medders and Matthew Kessler! Both graduated from the 270th Basic Level 1 Class of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy on December 9th. Now that their 16-week course studies and exercises are completed, bo...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Waukee Police Deliver 23 Thanksgiving Food Baskets

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The Waukee Police Department provided 23 Waukee area families (up from 17 last year) with Thanksgiving food baskets purchased from the Waukee Fareway. They delivered the baskets to the recipients on Saturday, Nov. 19. The baskets were filled with the maki...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Waukee Middle School Salutes Public Safety Officials

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In response to the tragic deaths of Des Moines Police Sergeant Tony Beminio and Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin, more than 700 students from Waukee Middle School saluted police and fire/EMS personnel on November 9th. The students walked from school...Read on and see photos...

See photos from the event.
Posted on: October 24, 2016

Waukee PD Collects 20 Pounds of Drugs at Take-Back Event

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The Waukee Police Department collected 20 pounds of drugs during the national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 29. The four-hour event was held at the Waukee Public Safety Building. Residents dropped off bottles, pill boxes and bags of ex...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Waukee Police Encouraging Neighborhood Watch Participation

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The Neighborhood Watch program empowers citizens to become active in community efforts through participation in Neighborhood Watch groups. If interested in bringing Neighborhood Watch to your area, please email Officer Brian Murra or call and ask for him ...Read on...

Visit the National Neighborhood Watch website.
Posted on: September 29, 2016

Police Chief Quinn Presents Three Chief's Recognition Awards

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Waukee Police Chief John Quinn recently recognized the Waukee Fareway, Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company and the Krois Family for their contributions to Waukee Public Safety Day. All were awarded the special Chief's Recognition Award.

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See photos from the award presentations.
Posted on: September 12, 2016

Waukee Police Department Releases 2015 Annual Report

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At the Tuesday, Sept. 6 regular meeting of the Waukee City Council, Waukee Police Chief John Quinn presented the Police Department’s Annual Report, featuring great photos, 2015 incident statistics, notes about community policing, and news about new hires ...Read on...

Read the full Annual Report from 2015!
Posted on: July 13, 2016

Two New Waukee Police Officers Sworn In for Duty

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As Waukee continues to grow, so does the demand for public safety personnel. The Waukee Police Department hired officers Brett Medders (left) and Matthew Kessler (right). Both officers were sworn in on Monday, July 11.

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See photos of the officers taking oaths.