3rd Annual No Shave November

Officers of the Keokuk Police Department participated in their 3rd Annual “No Shave November” Fundraiser.  Traditionally; officers have been allowed to have a mustache without any other facial hair.  With a donation to Stand Up To Cancer, they were able to grow facial hair during the month of November.  We will donate $700.00 to Stand Up To Cancer, in honor of the people in our community that have dealt with many types of cancer.

Stand Up To Cancer is a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.

“This is where the end of cancer begins: when we unite in one unstoppable movement and Stand Up To Cancer.” http://www.standup2cancer.org/

2017 Halloween First Stop

The Keokuk Police Department, through its Little Red Basket program, put on the annual Halloween First Stop at the River City Mall on October 31, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Funds from the Little Red Basket provided approximately $4,500.00 towards the purchase of candy.  Wal-Mart in Keokuk provided an additional $500.00 worth of candy; which brought the total dollar amount of candy handed out in 2016 to $5,000.

During First Stop, employees of the Keokuk Police Department, their families, and students from Konnections at the Keokuk High School, handed out candy to children from Keokuk and the surrounding area.

Special thanks to Officer Brad Johnson for organizing the event and to the students from Konnections for volunteering their time to help out.

Build a Better World Reading Program

Sergeant Parrish, with the Keokuk Police Department, speaks with a group of children in the Keokuk Public Library Round Room on Wednesday, June 21st. The children are part of the summer reading program, “Build a Better World”. Sergeant Parrish touched on topics of safety with the children and fielded questions from the 60 in attendance on what it is like being a police officer. Photo provided by Hank Hustus.

 

Rules Governing the Discharge of Fireworks

4.72.60 FIREWORKS DISCHARGING GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

It is the intention that citizens be allowed to enjoy the use of novelty and consumer fireworks. It is in the best interest of public safety that these restrictions are included to prevent or limit injuries and/or fire(s) caused by fireworks and their use in and around individuals, large gatherings or events, structures and the environment.

 

  1. No person under the age of 18 shall discharge a DOT 1.4 class fireworks without direct supervision by a parent or legal guardian.

 

  1. A person shall only discharge a fireworks device on real property they own or on property where consent has been expressly given. Fireworks shall not be discharged on City-owned or public property without authorization of the Keokuk City Council.

 

  1. Fireworks shall not be discharged by persons showing visible signs of, or who are determined to be intoxicated or under the influence of a drug or narcotic.

 

  1. Any person discharging a fireworks device assumes all responsibility for its operation and the consequences thereof. No person shall discharge a fireworks device in a reckless manner or manner likely to cause death, injury, fire, or property damage.

 

  1. No person shall discharge a fireworks device outside the following dates and hours:

June 1 thru July 8 from the hours of 9am until 10pm.

Exception: discharge hours are extended to 11 pm on July 4th only.

 

December 10 thru January 3 from the hours of 9am until 10pm

Exception: discharge hours are extended to 12:30am on January 1.

 

  1. It shall be unlawful to alter, remove, or discharge components of a fireworks device from its intended method of discharging.

 

  1. Sky lantern open flame devices are not permitted to be released within the city limits, except if tethered by a retrievable rope so long as the person discharging has control over the sky lantern.

 

  1. Exception: Fireworks displays may be approved as part of a special event permit issued by the Keokuk City Council. Inspections, Insurance, Display/Use types and Hours of use will apply.

 

  1. No person shall discharge or allow the use of fireworks to occur within 50 feet of an occupied structure in the city limits.

 

  1. No person shall discharge or allow the use of fireworks, including novelty, consumer or display types, within the proximity of others, or in areas where large public gatherings are present.

 

  1. No person shall discharge or allow the use, explosion or other discharge of fireworks in any commercial or industrial rated building zone within the city limits, without permission of the Fire Chief.

 

  1. Proximity for definition of this section shall mean within 10 feet of another individual, building/structure, or vehicle, unless a further distance is specifically given.

 

KPLAY Mother Son Night

Saturday May 13th a mother and son night out was held to raise funds to support the KPLAY Fund. Tri-State area mothers and their sons enjoyed an evening of dinner, dancing and laughs while at the same time raising money for the purpose of bringing all-inclusive play equipment for all children in Keokuk, Iowa.

Keokuk Police Captain Bob Hafliger came out to the event to meet with the mothers and their sons sharing in the evening’s festivities and giving a tour of his squad car.

 

Images above are courtesy of Mississippi Valley Photography.

2017 Southeast Iowa Regional Law enforcement Testing

 

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Southeast Iowa Regional Law Enforcement Testing Center has scheduled police officer/deputy testing to be held Saturday, June 3, 2017, registration is at 07:30 a.m. and testing starts at 08:00 a.m. at Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, IA.

An application to test must be turned into SEIRT, C/O Major Grimshaw at 424 N. 3rd Street, Burlington, Iowa 52601 and MUST be received at the Burlington Police Department by 5:oo p.m. May 19, 2017.

Applications to test can be picked up at any of the below listed agencies or by visiting SEIRT Testing Packet:

  • Burlington Police Department
  • Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office
  • Fairfield Police Department
  • Fort Madison Police Department
  • Henry County Sheriff ‘s Office
  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Keokuk Police Department
  • Lee County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mt. Pleasant Police Department
  • West Burlington Police Department