Police FAQ’s

Where is the Mitchellville Police Department?
The Mitchellville Police Department is located at 110 Second Street NE Mitchellville Iowa.

How do I schedule a salvage vehicle inspection? 

These inspections are by appointment only, to make an appointment please contact the Police Department at (515) 967-9289. Please do not call City Hall. Please do not try to schedule via Facebook. Please do not show up without an appointment!

Where do you keep prisoners and does the dispatcher work there?
The Police Department does not keep prisoners here in Mitchellville. All prisoners are transported to the Polk County Jail located at 1985 NE 51st Pl, Des Moines, IA 50313. The dispatch is provided by Polk County.

Is the Mitchellville Police Department currently hiring?
The Police Department does have occasional vacancies. They will be advertised in the Altoona Herald and posted in City Hall at 204 Center Ave. N. as well as on our Facebook Page “Mitchellville Police Dept” and “City of Mitchellville”

Does the Mitchellville Police Department have a reserve program?
The Mitchellville Police Department does have an active Police Reserve unit. Please address any questions to Chief Spoerry.

What are the curfew restrictions in Mitchellville?
Mitchellville does have a curfew-established. City code chapter 46.01 this ordinance can be viewed at City Hall upon request during normal business hours. The on-duty Police Officers can also answer any questions you may have.

Does the Police Department participate in activities within the schools?
The Mitchellville Police does interact with the schools whenever possible.

If I need to be fingerprinted for a job, professional license or other reason, where can I get this done?
By appointment, The Police Department will fingerprint citizens for a variety of reasons. A valid identification with a photo will be required for that service. This service is provided at no charge.

If I receive an obscene or harassing phone call what should I do?
If you have received harassing or obscene phone calls, and hanging up does not stop them, call 515-286-3333. A Polk County dispatcher will then dispatch a Mitchellville Police unit to your home.

Is there anything I can do about telemarketing calls I do not want?
Should telemarketers continue to call just tell them (put me on your do not call list) The telemarketer should (by-law) then quit calling, however, if they do not then call your local Police Department.

What is the phone number for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office?
The Polk County Sheriffs Dispatch is 515-286-3333

What is the phone number for the Iowa State Patrol?
The Highway Patrol (state radio) number is 515-323-4360

How can I obtain a copy of an accident or incident report?
Reports can be attained at the Police Department.

Where do I go to get an Iowa Driver’s License?
Iowa driver’s license can be obtained from the driver’s license station at the Iowa DOT in Ankeny located at, 6310 SE Convenience Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50021

Who issues school permits and what are the rules for using them?
Students seeking School permits should see the counselor in their perspective schools. School permits are issued for school authorized functions only.

Where do I go to pay for a City of Mitchellville parking ticket?
Parking tickets can be paid at Mitchellville City Hall during normal business hours, M-F 8:00 AM till 4:30 PM

Where can I pay a traffic ticket?
Traffic tickets other than parking citations can be paid through the Polk County Clerk of Court. Polk County Courthouse 5thth and Mulberry Des Moines Iowa 50309

Where can I get information about the City’s parking regulations?
You can get a copy of the parking regulations as well as all other regulations by contacting the Police Department, you may need to leave a voicemail with your request and an officer will get back to you at the earliest convenience. There is a slight fee for any copies requested.

What is the policy on burning in Mitchellville?
Open burning is allowed in the spring and in the fall for yard and tree waste only. MARCH 15-MAY 15 AND OCTOBER 1 – NOVEMBER 30 ONLY!

What is the City Snow Ordinance and when does it go into effect?
69.11 WINTER WEATHER EMERGENCY. A winter weather emergency is defined as any accumulation requiring street clearance. The emergency shall continue through the duration of the snow or ice storm and the 72-hour period after cessation of such storm. Such emergency conditions shall be determined by the Public Works Director and may be extended or shortened when conditions warrant. No person shall park, abandon, or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area during any snow emergency.

Police Phone Number

Polk County Dispatch


Mitchellville PD Facebook Page

Police Chief 

Derrick Spoerry


Full-Time Officers

Steve Green

Kameron Kinmonth

Part-Time Officers

Chelsea Borich

Lawrence Bush

Sunjo Chang

Donald Crook

Julie Gfeller

Justin Mack

Jeffrey Morrison

Jon Thomas

Reserve Officers

James Avon

Troy Cline

Jared Dunahoo

Austin Galvan

Justin Kingkade

Jeffrey McVey

Melissa Morrill

Joshua Vento