Welcome

We at the Estherville Police Department take pride in our department and community. We are active in the community, both socially and through the department, participating in school programs and community events. Many of our officers have children in the school system, and several officers are members of our community service groups.

We maintain a high level of proficiency by taking advantage of opportunities for continuing education. Faced with the constantly changing landscape of law enforcement, our officers attend special schools throughout the year. Many Estherville police officers are certified law enforcement instructors. These instructorships include pursuit driving, firearms, A.S.P. (expandable baton), defensive tactics, standardized field sobriety tests, Stop Stick tire deflation devices, Pursuit Intervention Tactic, D.A.R.E., and chemical munitions. Many of our officers are specialists in fields such as hostage negotiations, accident investigation, and youth gangs.

Please browse through the link titled "About Us", and get to know our department better!

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July 25, 2019

 
 
 
 
                      
 
Date:  July 25th, 2019                                                              Contact Information:  Brent Shatto
Ref:  News Release                                                                                                     Chief of Police
                                                                                                                                    712-362-3515
 
7-Year-Old Rescued from Water Tower
 
Estherville, IA – On Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 10:05 am, the Estherville Police Department was contacted in regard to a missing 7-year old female with Autism.
 
 Responding Officers began an immediate search of the area and contacted additional officers for assistance.  Estherville Officers requested the assistance immediately of the Drone used by the Emmet County Emergency Manager, Travis Sheridan.  While the Drone was responding to the scene, a family member located the child and directed responding officers to a water tower located near the family residence.  The City of Estherville Water Tower is located between North 8th Street and North 9th Street just North of 14th Avenue North. 
 
Officers found the child near the top deck of the water tower clinging to the ladder.  Officers and Firefighters on scene located a tarp nearby and fashioned a catch area beneath the child in the event that she would fall.  Officers requested the Estherville Fire Department to respond with their ladder truck to assist in the rescue of the child. 
 
The Estherville Fire Department arrived on scene with the ladder truck and elevated it to the child.  It was then determined that the child had her head stuck between two rungs of the ladder and could not get out.  The Estherville Fire Department was assisted by the City of Estherville Electrical Department in taking equipment to the basket of the ladder truck to cut the child free. 
 
The firefighters brought the child to the ground where she was examined by Paramedics and EMT’s of the Estherville Ambulance Service. She was then released to her parents.
 
Also assisting the operation were employees of the City of Estherville Water Department. 
 
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Now Hiring!!! Applicants that pass all tests will be considered for current and future openings in the Coop.Lakes Area Law Enforcement Agencies are conducting another Peace Officer Test. Applicants can be eligible for any of the 11 member agencies. Go to the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office website to apply and get additional details. Closing of applications will be October 19th, 2018. 

We would like to take this way overdue opportunity to introduce our newest police officer, Matt Adams. Matt is a recent Iowa State University graduate. He is from Swea City and was a Police Reserve Officer in Algona.Matt is pictured here following his Oath of Office given by Mayor Kenny Billings.Matt is doing a great job and is a great addition to our staff.Welcome Matt! 

Investigation into Infants Death On Going Contact Information: SAC Darrell Simmons 712-322-1585 The death of an 11-month-old child is under investigation in Estherville, Iowa.On June 4, 2018 at approximately 2:48 p.m. Jasmine Rodriguez Sebastian was taken to Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville and subsequently transferred to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Jasmine passed away at Avera McKennan Hospital on June 6, 2018.The Estherville Police Department, Emmet County Attorney’s Office, Iowa Department of Human Services and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating the circumstances surrounding Jasmine’s death.There will be no additional information available to the media at this time. Questions can be directed to SAC Darrell Simmons. 

EMMET COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK: The new Veterans Memorial Park will have a Police Officer, Fire Fighter, and EMS Section that will be in addition to honoring all of our Warriors that have served in the armed forces.You can purchase a memorial brick to be laid in the park with your special persons information on it. A Veteran, Police Officer, Fire Fighter, or EMS Provider, that served honorably and has ties to Emmet County is eligible to have a brick in their name.Cost of the bricks are $100. Applications can be pricked up at the City of Estherville Parks and Recreation Office at City Hall, You can call 712-362-3575 and ask for Dawn with any questions.You can also make a cash donation to the park!! Make checks payable to the City of Estherville....Memo Line " Veterans Memorial Park" and can be mailed to Emmet County Veterans Affairs at 609 1st Avenue North Estherville, IA 51334 

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Mayor Swears in new Police Reserve officers:   Congratulations Steve Turner, Madelyn Samuelson, Katelyn Kilpatrick and Emily Behrends.  Welcome to the Estherville Police Reserves. - From the Estherville News (read more...)


Estherville Businesses Report Attempted Scams:   On January 6th, 2015 during the evening hours, Estherville Police took reports from several business owners about an attempted scam.  (read more...)


West Des Moines Man Arrested After Foot Pursuit:   On 12-13-15 at spproximately 0315 Estherville Police were investigating a disturbance on the ILCC Campus when they encountered a man who appeared to be intoxicated.  (read more...)