Starting Tuesday, July 28th at 7 AM through Thursday, July 30th at 7 A, the railroad crossing at E. School Street will be closed for railroad maintenance. Traffic wishing to access E. School Street and Jefferson Street will need to use 183rd off of Highway 5. The alternative route will be marked with detour signage. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Please follow this link to read a community notice regarding temporary changes to city services due to COVID-19.
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
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.
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.