Muscatine Police Department Receives CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation for Sixth Time!

Congratulations to the Muscatine Police Department!

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The Muscatine Police Department is pleased to announce that they were awarded the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) Law Enforcement Accreditation for the sixth time. CALEA Accreditation serves as the International Gold Standard for Public Safety Agencies.

According to CALEA, “the process of CALEA Accreditation begins with a rigorous self-assessment, requiring a review of policies, practices and processes against internationally accepted public safety standards. This is followed with an assessment by independent assessors with significant public safety experience.”

In addition to the self-assessment and formal assessment, public feedback is gathered. This is done to promote community trust and engagement. Structured interviews are also included in the assessment process.

The final decision whether to accredit is made by a governing body of twenty-one Commissioners following a public hearing and review of all reporting documentation. If awarded, the award may remain in effect for four years.

The Muscatine Police…

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Holiday Fire Safety Tips from the Muscatine Fire Department

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For many of us, the holidays mean fulfilling long to-do lists, gathering with friends and family, and attending parties and concerts. There are so many things to think about that remembering fire safety may not be high on your list. The Muscatine Fire Department is here to help by providing some quick tips to keep you and your family safe this holiday season!
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Holiday Fire Safety Tips:

1. Make sure all smoke detectors in your residence are in working order. Making sure they have new batteries and the detectors are tested regularly will help ensure they are in working order. Most detectors that are over 10 years old need to be replaced.

2. With the weather getting colder, make sure you know the risks of using a space heater. Maintain a clear area around the heater. Be sure to keep space heaters away from areas where items may fall on or around. A good rule of thumb…

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Snow Emergency Information

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Snow Emergency Information

With the season soon changing from fall into winter, we are taking the necessary measures to prepare for more upcoming snow. The City takes your safety seriously, which is why we care about properly clearing the roads. We appreciate your consideration and understanding when a Snow Emergency goes into effect. Your help with moving vehicles to the correct side of the street helps us to more efficiently clear them.

The following is from the City of Muscatine Code. It explains the parking regulations that go into place during a declared Snow Emergency.

Title 7 – Chapter 6 – Snow Emergency Regulations – “Alternate Side of Street” Parking During a Snow Emergency 

During a snow emergency, streets that normally permit parking on both sides of the street will be subject to “alternate side of the street” parking. On odd-numbered days of the month, parking is permitted only on the odd-numbered side of the street. Likewise…

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