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Scott County News and Notices

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On May 3rd, 2016 at approximately 12:58 a.m. , a 64 year old Long Grove resident identified as Ardell Oster Jr called 911 and advised that he had been stabbed by his wife. Oster advised that he had woke up to his wife Patricia Oster stabbing him. As a result if the initial investigation, the...
Posted: May 3, 2016
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5187 creating “National Correctional Officers’ Week.” The first full week in May has since been recognized as National Correctional Officers’ Week to honor the work of correctional officers and correctional personnel nationwide. The Sheriff’s...
Posted: May 2, 2016
On May 2, 2016 at 1548 hrs, Scott County Deputies were dispatched to a 2 vehicle accident at the intersection of 60th Ave and 295th St. Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Walcott Police Department, Dixon Volunteer Fire Department, Medic Ambulance, Bennet Ambulance, Wheatland...
Posted: May 2, 2016
May is Mental Health Month: 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences mental illness. Learn more this Mental Health Month.
Posted: May 1, 2016
Dropping ballot in the mail
Absentee/early voting ballots for the Iowa Primary Election are available at the Auditor’s Office. The Iowa Primary Election is Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
Posted: April 27, 2016
Administrative Center
Jim Hancock, Scott County Board Chair announced that three applicants have been invited for interviews for the position of Scott County Administrator. The three candidates are Gregg Mandsager of Muscatine, IA, Mahesh Sharma of Raymore, MO and Todd Thompson of Galesburg, IL.
Posted: April 19, 2016
Pete McGhee  Kyle Jager
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate two more new Reserve Deputies, Kyle Jager and Pete McGhee, that were sworn in this morning (April 18th) by Sheriff Conard.
Posted: April 18, 2016
Distracted driving has been a hot topic in the news for several years, and yet, despite great outreach, distracted driving is a growing epidemic. This April, the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) wants to bring to light the alarming number of crashes...
Posted: April 13, 2016
As Sheriff of Scott County, I would like to discuss an issue very close to each of us — crime prevention. Our office is committed to making our neighborhoods safer places to live. By doing so, we will improve the quality of life for individuals and families…both young and old. It is imperative that...
Posted: April 8, 2016
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate our two new Reserve Deputies Eric Ackerman and Jeff Smith that were sworn in on April 4th by Sheriff Conard.
Posted: April 4, 2016
Public Health Protects! Learn how the clinical services and environmental health teams work to protect children from lead poisoning in Scott County. http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/health/childhood-lead-poisoning-prevention
Posted: April 1, 2016
On March 31 st at approximately 6:45 p.m. the Scott County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint in Long Grove on East Grove Street concerning suspicious activity. The complainant reported that she answered a knock at her door where two white males identified themselves as City of Long Grove...
Posted: April 1, 2016
The third step in protecting your sexual health is Treat . Some STDs can be cured with the right medicine from your doctor. It is important that you take all of the medication your doctor prescribes. Other STDs are not curable, but they are treatable. Your doctor can talk with you about which medications are right for you. Learn more!
Posted: March 31, 2016
ISSDA Honor Guard
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office along with a number of other agencies from across Iowa make up the Iowa Sheriff’s and Deputies Association Honor Guard. The ISSDA Honor Guard attended the funeral for Officer Susan Farrell of the Des Moines Police Department on March 30th and will be attending the...
Posted: March 31, 2016
Registration begins April 16th and you can register in person at the Scott County Park Entry Station from 8am - 9pm daily. Registration is also available by calling (563) 328-3282 ext. 1 with use of Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Early bird fee (until 5/15) is $35 per session/per student. After 5/...
Posted: March 30, 2016
***NEWS RELEASE*** On March 24, 2016 at approximately 0220 hrs, the LeClaire Fire Department, the Princeton Fire Department, The McCausland Fire Department, the Eldridge Fire Department, the Riverdale Fire Department, and the Bettendorf Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 20090 257th...
Posted: March 25, 2016
**News Release** - Vehicle Pursuit On March 18th, 2016 at 1915 hours the Buffalo Police Department and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a robbery in the 11800 block of S. Utah Ave. in Buffalo, IA. The suspect, identified as Barry P. Bennett Jr, was being transported to...
Posted: March 19, 2016
**Update** Please see the attached press release from Clinton Police Department regarding a body recovered from the Mississippi River near Buffalo yesterday. Any further information regarding this case please direct them to the Clinton Police Department. ***NEWS RELEASE*** On Thursday, March 17,...
Posted: March 18, 2016
On March 16th, 2016 at approximately 1808 hours Scott Emergency Communications Center received a call reporting a accident at Utica Ridge Rd and 210th Street involving a serious collision. Deputies from the Scott County Sheriff's Office, Eldridge Fire Department, MEDIC Ambulance, Iowa State Patrol, and MEDFORCE Air Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.
Posted: March 17, 2016
The Scott County Sheriff's Office would like to clarify some information in regards to the Assigned Vehicle Program for the Scott County Sheriff's Office. Previously it had been proposed to eliminate assigned vehicles from all county agencies/offices. We believe we have arrived at a solution with...
Posted: March 16, 2016
The Scott County Assessor’s Office has made some exciting changes to the Scott County parcel search and results. We feel the changes make the service more interactive and user-friendly, especially for commercial and industrial property searches in Scott County.
Posted: March 16, 2016
Golfing
Glynns Creek Golf Course is open for the season . We look forward to seeing you. If you would like to schedule outings or have questions, please call John Valliere, Golf Professional at (563) 328-3284 and you will return a call as soon as possible. www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/glynns-creek-...
Posted: March 10, 2016
Activity Guide
The 2016 Activity Guide, published by the Quad Cities Convention and Visitor's Bureau, is a full-color comprehensive look at everything there is to see and do in the Quad Cities. View it online, or request a copy by mail. 2016 Quad Cities Activity Guide
Posted: March 7, 2016
Ben Sanders, aka Todd Brown, aka Sandman Sanders, is a convicted sex offender. He is required to register as a sex offender in Iowa. On February 29 th he will move to 530 Ripley Street, apartment 4. Ben Sanders has been classified as a Tier III offender. He is required to report quarterly to the...
Posted: February 29, 2016
The Tobacco-Free QC Coalition has posted the Year in Review for FY2015. The TFQC is a bi-state coalition formed by a visionary effort to unite many local resources to reduce the impact of tobacco and improve the health of the Quad City community.
Posted: February 26, 2016
Admin building
Scott County has retained Waters & Company, a Springsted Company to conduct a recruitment for a new County Administrator for Scott County. The position will be open until March 25th.
Posted: February 26, 2016
Traffic on Interstate 80
The Iowa DOT is studying Interstate 80 in Iowa from Illinois to Nebraska in an effort to increase mobility across the interstate system. Find information such as maps, special studies, and online public meetings on the study web page updated throughout the course of the study. I-80 Planning Study...
Posted: February 25, 2016
Fingerprint
Effective Monday, February 29, 2016 the Scott County Sheriff’s Office will offer an online service to schedule fingerprint appointments, with the option to pay using credit/debit card. The cost to be fingerprinted will be $20.00. Citizens will still be able to schedule an appointment in person at...
Posted: February 24, 2016
The Scott County Sheriffs Office is posting this informational announcement regarding a scam that has recently been taking place on Craigslist.org (Quad Cities) in a posting for a rental house in Davenport. The address of the residence involved is 1933 W. 38th Street and the following is being responded to by people answering to the involved scam ad
Posted: February 24, 2016
The County Assessor’s Office with the approval of the Conference Board has hired Vanguard Appraisals Inc. to do a door-to-door revaluation within the Bettendorf city limits to be completed for the January 1, 2017 assessment year. Visit this page for appraisal staff photos and information.
Posted: February 18, 2016
February 14 is National Condom Day. Click on this link to learn more about STD prevention and treatment.
Posted: February 12, 2016
One Pot Meth Lab
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit has been involved in an ongoing methamphetamine investigation since summer of 2015 which has netted 46 arrests to date. The investigation started in August, 2015 with a tip involving illegal methamphetamine manufacture and use in the Lake...
Posted: February 10, 2016
Admin building
Scott County has retained Waters & Company, a Springsted Company to conduct a recruitment for a new County Administrator for Scott County. The Board of Supervisors received input from the Scott County community regarding thoughts on experience, management and leadership characteristics...
Posted: January 29, 2016
Every February, in cooperation with other area Scott County Police agencies, the Bettendorf Police Department sponsors a Citizens Police Academy. The Academy is an eight week program designed to give each participant a basic knowledge of how their law enforcement agencies operate. Each participant...
Posted: January 21, 2016
On Friday, January 22, 2016, the Sheriff's Office will be presenting a Life Saving Award at 9:00 a.m. in the Sheriff's Office Administrative Conference Room in the Scott County Courthouse. Scott County Sheriff's Deputy Jamey Fah, Blue Grass Fire Chief Brian Seamer, Blue Grass Firefighter Josh...
Posted: January 21, 2016
The January Public Health Connection talks about the benefits of workplace wellness programs and covering your cough when sick. Read all about it! http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/health/newsletter .
Posted: January 7, 2016
Cervical Health Awareness Month: the HPV vaccine and screenings are the best ways to prevent and detect cervical cancer.
Posted: January 4, 2016
NEWS RELEASE On December 21st, 2015 the Scott County Special Operations Unit served three residential search warrants in the City of Davenport as part of an extensive methamphetamine investigation. Based on information received from the public, agents established a conspiracy to manufacture...
Posted: December 22, 2015
Update - December 23rd, 2015 The driver of the 2000 Ford F150 pickup who was fatally injured on 12/22/15 was identified as Paul H. Ostrand, 55, from Stockton, IA. The accident remains under investigation. NEWS RELEASE On December 22nd, at approximately 5:36 pm, Scott County Sheriff's deputies...
Posted: December 22, 2015
Scott County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for Scott County’s current FY16 Budget.
Posted: December 16, 2015
Parking sign.
Effective December 10, 2015, signs on Ripley Street by the City of Davenport designate "Official Sheriff's Dept. Vehicle Parking Only" from 4th Street to the exit of the sally port of the Scott County Jail. Violators will be ticketed and/or towed by the City of Davenport.
Posted: December 10, 2015
Sheriff Conard, Office Rupe, and Major Gibbs
On December 8, 2015, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office Community Restoration Program participated in this year’s Children’s Christmas bike giveaway at the Friendly House in Davenport. The Community Restoration program was started in 2004 by Sheriff Conard and designed to involve low risk, minimum...
Posted: December 10, 2015
i pledge logo.
SCOTT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO PARTNER WITH IOWA ABD FOR TOBACCO, ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE AND VAPOR PRODUCT EDUCATION AND ENFORCEMENT Davenport, Iowa (December 09, 2015) – The Scott County Sheriff’s Office has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products out of the hands...
Posted: December 10, 2015
The December newsletter describes tips for maintaining a healthy state of mind this winter and staying safe on the road. Read all about it in the Public Health Connection :
Posted: December 8, 2015
Due to the vast interest of persons applying for weapons permits, permits will no longer be issued the same day. If a person actually comes in to the Sheriff’s Office and completes their application on the Sheriff’s Office kiosk computer, their permit will be issued in the order in which it was...
Posted: December 7, 2015
Sheriff badge.
NEWS RELEASE – Car Accident (Buffalo) On Saturday December 5, 2015 at approximately 02:02am the Scott Emergency Communications Center was notified of a vehicle accident with a male being ejected near the 100 block of 40th Avenue in Buffalo, IA. 40th Avenue is located in the south west part of Scott...
Posted: December 6, 2015
Weapons permits renew online.
With the 5 year anniversary of the Iowa Weapons Carry Permit law upon us, and with many carry permit holders getting ready to renew their 5 year carry permits, I thought it was important to share the information on the difference between the new carry permit and the renewal permit, as well as...
Posted: December 2, 2015
Snow skiing
Come explore the Wapsi River Center this winter, via snowshoes or cross country skis. The Wapsi River Center has aluminum snowshoes, and X country ski equipment which may be checked out on Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. The equipment is available on a “first come first served” basis. Please...
Posted: December 1, 2015
Tom McManus
Scott County Conference Board unanimously approved to appoint City of Davenport Deputy Assessor Tom McManus as the new Scott County Assessor effective January 1, 2016.
Posted: December 1, 2015
Dee Bruemmer
Scott County Administrator, Dee F. Bruemmer discussed her retirement plans with the Board of Supervisors at their last regular meeting. Ms. Bruemmer was appointed County Administrator in August of 2008 after serving 27 years as an assistant administrator in the City of Davenport. She plans to leave the County in the spring.
Posted: November 25, 2015
Cover of the report.
The Scott County Health Department 2015 Fiscal Year Annual Report is now available. We are thankful for the many partnerships and accomplishments of the past year and look forward to another year of promoting public health in our community! Read the full report at on the Annual Report page.
Posted: November 19, 2015
On Friday, November 13, 2015, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office held a Swearing in Ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office for three newly appointed Deputies, Howard Wilson, Daniel Grafton and Eric Poirier.
Posted: November 16, 2015
View of the housing unit of Scott County Jail.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office would like to share a video that was recently produced by The National Institute of Corrections. Our Sheriff, Dennis Conard, along with a number of our Jail Correction Officers were featured within this documentary, which portrays the Corrections side of the Scott...
Posted: November 16, 2015
The Great American Smoke out is November 19th. Join thousands of people and quit smoking this November! Two of our employees did, and here is what they have to say about it: “We are both extremely proud of ourselves and even got a spouse to quit too! This was not by any means an easy task to take...
Posted: November 12, 2015
Credit rating upgrade award.
Moody’s Investor Services upgraded Scott County, Iowa’s general obligation credit rating from Aa2 to Aa1, the second highest rating possible. The rating upgrade will allow the County to obtain lower interest rates on bond issuances and save taxpayers money.
Posted: November 4, 2015
The Scott County Sheriff's Office is holding an award ceremony where we are awarding our life saving ribbon for two separate incidents which happened earlier this year. The ceremony will be held Wednesday November 4th, 2015 at 9 am in the Sheriff's Office Pavilion Conference Room. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Posted: November 2, 2015
SCCB Logo
The Scott County Conservation Board announces that the November Board meeting regularly scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11 th , has been changed to Tuesday, November 17 th at 3:00 p.m. at West Lake Park Headquarters office. For additional information, please call (563) 328-3280.
Posted: November 2, 2015
A toothbrush inside false teeth.
Scott County Health Department’s I-Smile™ Silver pilot program has been working to improve the oral health of seniors. Daily oral hygiene and dental care help older adults stay healthy. Through education and partnerships, we can support overall health for seniors! Learn more in this month’s...
Posted: November 1, 2015
Bald eagles will start arriving in November along with migrant waterfowl. The stretch of the Wapsi River below the Center supports dozens of eagles in the night roost. The best viewing will be at the Center from December through early March, one to two hours before dusk. During Center hours scopes...
Posted: October 28, 2015
The Iowa DNR is offering a specialty packet for the month of October designed to provide habitat for Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Quail, which includes 50 bonus seedlings and opportunity to receive Sportman's warehouse gift cards. See the below attachment for additional information.
Posted: October 9, 2015

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