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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 Dispatch (515) 286-3333.

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 Pages “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 Covey.

What are the curfew restrictions in Mitchellville?
Mitchellville does have a curfew established. City Code Chapter 46.01.

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?
The Mitchellville Police Department does not offer this service. Please contact another Police department that does this, such as Altoona Police Department, Pleasant Hill Police Department, Colfax Police Department, etc.

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 your closest Iowa DOT.

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. Please contact your school’s district office for more information.

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, or online.

Where can I pay for a traffic ticket?
All traffic tickets are paid through and to the Iowa Courts website. If you recently got a ticket, it may not show up right away. It could take 2-3 weeks to be listed. Go to the Iowa Courts website and select “Pay Fines Online.”

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 your earliest convenience. There is a slight fee for any copies requested. All City Codes are available online as well.

What is the policy on burning in Mitchellville?
Open burning is allowed all year round. You are only allowed to burn yard waste: sticks, grass, leaves, etc. You are only allowed to burn on your property – not in the City right-of-way, driveways, alleys, or City streets.

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

Email the Police Department

Police Chief 

Matthew Covey

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