Help Wanted: 911 Dispatcher
The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office is looking to hire a full time 911 Communications Dispatcher. This is a night position and must be able to work weekends and holidays.
Applicants must have above average communications skills and have the ability to multi-task and all applicants are subject to a background investigation. The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office offers excellent pay and benefits.
- Published on Friday, 11 September 2015 05:07
On September 10, 2015 at around 7:29am the DCSO was dispatched to a rollover accident in the 1800 block of N14 (310th Ave). Blake Heller, (18) of Spencer, Iowa, was northbound on N14 when the passenger tires dropped off of the roadway onto the shoulder. Heller then overcorrected causing him to lose control of the vehicle and go into the ditch. Once the vehicle went into the ditch it rolled a couple of times coming to rest on its top. Heller suffered minor non-incapacitating injuries and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Heller was driving a 1997 Honda Accord. Estimated damage to the vehicle is $7,000.
The DCSO was assisted by the Terril Ambulance, Superior Fire & Rescue, and Bob’s Tow & Repair in Spirit Lake.
Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office Joins Highway 71 Enforcement Mobilization To Reduce Drunk Driving Crashes
- Published on Monday, 24 August 2015 01:33
Local, county and state law enforcement officers will patrol U.S. Highway 71 from Page to Dickinson counties as part of the Highway 71 Impaired Driving Enforcement Project to reduce drunk and drugged driving. The mobilization, which will include high-visibility enforcement all along Highway 71, will run from September 4-7, 2015. This enforcement project will coincide with the drunk driving national enforcement campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”, which runs August 21-September 7, 2015.
- Published on Monday, 24 August 2015 01:04
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Labor Day weekend traditionally signals the end of summer and often involves one last road trip for the year with the family. Regrettably, it also involves a high rate of drunk driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013, the most recent year in which data is available, there were 424 crash fatalities nationwide over the three-day Labor Day weekend. Almost half of those fatal crashes involved drivers who had been drinking, and 27 percent of those drivers had a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .15 or higher – nearly twice the legal limit of .08. In the same time period, four (4) people were killed in crashes in Iowa, twenty-five percent of those were alcohol related.