The EJS (Ellsworth/Jewell/Stanhope) Police Department is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our citizens through professionally supported and trained police officers. We strive to provide an environment that will allow citizens to live and work in a safe and secure community.
IF YOU ARE WITNESSING A CRIME IN PROGRESS OR ARE EXPERIENCING AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE DIAL 911.
In 1990, the Cities of Ellsworth and Jewell entered into a joint law enforcement agreement. In 1997, the City of Stanhope entered into the agreement. The EJS Police Department was then created.
The Police Department currently has two full time officers and one part time officer:
- Chief David Turpen started with the EJS Police Department on November 30, 2020. Prior to becoming Chief of Police, he was employed by the Hamilton County Sheriff's department.
- Officer Kaleb Morton has been with the EJS Police Department since October of 2017. He successfully completed the Police Academy in April of 2018.
- Officer Robert Vokoun is a part-time police officer. He covers special events or when the other officers are on vacation.
The department offers the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program to the South Hamilton Community School and the SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Program as part of a community policing program.
The department is always looking for ways to improve interaction within the communities and are always willing to talk to any community group or organization.
Please contact either Chief Turpen or Officer Morton at #515-827-5477 with any NON-EMERGENCY questions or concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Police Department located?
The EJS Police Department has an office at the City Hall in Jewell at 701 Main Street. Their entrance is off King Street.