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CPD Valentine’s Day Traffic Enforcement Campaign 02.04.20

Valentine’s Day Traffic Enforcement Campaign
For Immediate Release 02.04.2020

There’s something far more dangerous on Valentine’s Day than forgetting the flowers, chocolates, or dinner reservations….it’s drinking and driving. If your plans with the one you love includes a night out and drinking, plan ahead for a sober ride, because Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.

Wherever you live, you’ve got options: ride-sharing services, taxis and public transportation. Think of it as part of the fun of your Valentine’s date; who wouldn’t want a chauffeured ride to take them around town on their special night out?

If you need more convincing, think of the person you most want to spend time with on Valentine’s Day. Then imagine where you’d be without them because you or someone else made the dangerous and selfish choice to get behind the wheel after drinking. That’s why we remind everyone that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. Love means never having to say you’re sorry you took a life while driving drunk.

A cocktail or wine with a fancy dinner should be a small part of a beautiful, lasting memory, not the prelude to a deadly, drunk driving crash. This Valentine’s Day and every day after, share the love by always driving sober. That’s a Valentine you can share with everyone. #CarlisleIowaPD


Officer Receives Life-Saving Award

On January 28th’s city council meeting, Officer Tyler Hahn was presented with a CPD life-saving commendation for his actions during a medical call this last December. On December 23, 2019 Officer Hahn, along with Warren County deputies, the Carlisle Fire Department and Hartford Fire Department responded to a medical call involving a male subject who had overdosed. During the response and prior to EMS arrival, Officer Hahn, along with Warren County deputies, deployed Naloxone (Narcan), which is a medication used to reverse the effects of an opioid-related overdose. Through those actions the individual regained a pulse and survived the event. Please join us in recognizing and congratulating Officer Hahn with this commendation! #CarlisleIowaPD

Carlisle Chamber’s Employee of the Year Award- Sgt. Dave Larson

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, the Carlisle Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Chamber Dinner and Awards Celebration. We are pleased to announce that Sergeant Dave Larson of the Carlisle Police Department was selected as the 2019 recipient of the Carlisle Chamber’s Employee of the Year Award. Please join us as we recognize and congratulate him with this honor!

CPD Super Bowl Campaign 1.23.2020


Super Bowl Campaign
For Immediate Release 01.23.2020

Super Bowl LIV is right around the corner and the Carlisle Police Department would like to remind football fans and Super Bowl party-goers that designated drivers are the best defense against the dangers of drunk driving. Super Bowl LIV falls on Sunday, February 2, 2020. If your Super Bowl celebration involves alcohol, plan for a ride home with a sober driver. If you’re hosting the party, take care of the designated drivers. We want to remind everyone that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.

Whether you’re attending a party, hosting a party, or going out to a bar, keep safety at the forefront of your night. When it’s time to leave, make sure your designated driver is actually sober. If he or she decided to drink, you should call a cab, or call someone else who you know hasn’t been drinking to get you home safely.

If you’re planning to be a designated driver, know that you’re the night’s MVP. No matter what, do not drink any alcohol — people are relying on you. While at the party, enjoy the food, the company, and the non-alcoholic drinks. If someone you know has been drinking and tries to drive, take their keys and help them get home safely. Even if they make a fuss in the moment, they’ll thank you later.

If you’re hosting this year’s Super Bowl party, prepare plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for your guests and the designated drivers. Get creative and try out some Super Bowl-themed snacks and beverages. They are doing everyone a favor by keeping drunk drivers off the roads. Ask your guests to designate their sober drivers in advance, or help them coordinate with other partygoers’ designated drivers. Remind drinking guests that they have a long evening ahead of them, and encourage them to pace themselves, to eat food, and to drink plenty of water.

If you’re heading out for a night of Super Bowl fun, make a game plan and follow these simple tips for a safe and happy evening:

• Remember that it is never okay to drive drunk. Designate a sober driver
• Call a taxi or use a ride sharing service such as Uber or Lyft.
• If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact your local law enforcement agency.
• Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.


Snow Ordinance Notice- January 16, 2020

With the amount of snowfall predicted by the National Weather Service, the City of Carlisle Snow Ordinance will go into effect tomorrow, January 17, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. and will remain in effect for a period of 24 hours after snowfall has stopped. Please have all vehicles from city streets and public parking lots removed at that time. For more information on the City Code Chapter 69, visit: #CarlisleIowaPD


Snow Ordinance Notice- January 10, 2020

With the amount of snowfall predicted by the National Weather Service, the City of Carlisle Snow Ordinance will go into effect today, January 10, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. and will remain in effect for a period of 24 hours after snowfall has stopped. Please remove all vehicles from city streets and public parking lots. All vehicles must be moved off city streets so snowplows can efficiently clear the roads from curb to curb.


New Year’s Eve Safety Tips


With New Year’s Eve being just around the corner, many are planning out their last big celebration of 2019. While the last night of the year is typically filled with late-night fun, it can also be dangerous if you plan on driving that night.

Below is a list of tips to ensure anyone who plans on drinking has a safe start to 2020:

1. Make plans ahead of time. Don’t wait until you’ve started drinking to figure out how you’re going to get home.
2. Never get in the car with a driver who has been drinking. Even one alcoholic beverage can impair his or her ability to drive safely.
3. Make sure friends and family who celebrate with you have a safe ride home, or invite them to sleep on your couch or spare bed.
4. Plan to call a taxi or use a ride sharing service such as Uber or Lyft to help you get home safely.
5. If you wake up early on New Year’s Day after consuming too many adult beverages the night before, be aware that you could still be legally intoxicated and don’t drive until enough time has passed that you’re sober.

The Carlisle Police Department also urge anyone who witnesses a driver they suspect may be driving under the influence to call 9-1-1.

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Carlisle Police Department Awards

At the City Council meeting on December 23rd, Chief Koch presented several officers with department awards.

🏆Officer Zach Buehrer, was presented with the Carlisle Police Department’s Life Saving Commendation, his 2nd commendation in 2019, for his quick response and life saving actions during a medical call on October 17th, 2019. Fire Chief Glover also presented life saving awards to several members of the Carlisle Fire Department for their actions and quick response as well.








🏆Officer Tyler Hahn and Officer Zach Buehrer were each awarded the Carlisle Police Department’s Physical Fitness Award. This award is presented annually to recognize those officers who demonstrate excellence in the area of physical fitness.

🏆Sergeant Dave Larson was awarded the Carlisle Police Department’s Top Shooter Award. This award is presented annually to the individual with the top score during department firearms qualifications.

🏆Sergeant Larson was awarded the Carlisle Police Department’s Officer of the Year Award. This award is voted on by the other members within the department and is presented annually to the officer who they felt best demonstrated excellence in police work, through professionalism, teamwork, community policing and promoting the overall goals and mission of the Carlisle Police Department.


Please help us recognize and congratulate these officers for their accomplishments. 👏🏻#CarlisleIowaPD #CarlisleIowaFD

CPD Pink Patch 2019 Donation

On December 23rd, the Carlisle Police Department, in conjunction with the Carlisle Police Officer’s Association, were able to provide a $1,208.00 check to the John Stoddard Cancer Center’s Compassion Fund from our Pink Patch Campaign 2019. CPD would like to thank everyone for their support and we look forward to doing it again next year!

CPD Administrative Office Closed

The Carlisle Police Department’s administrative office will be closed Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas holiday. The office will also be closed Wednesday, January 1st in observance of New Years Day. For police assistance please call (515) 961-1122 or for emergencies dial 911. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  #CarlisleIowaPD