The EJS (Ellsworth, Jewell and Stanhope) Police Depart was created in 1997. The Police Department currently has two full time officers and one part time officer.
Chief Steve Butler has been with the EJS Police Department since 1996. Prior to becoming Chief of Police, he was employed by the Tama Police Department for 14 years. Chief Butler is certified EMT and works closely with the three ambulance services that cover the Cities of Ellsworth, Jewell and Stanhope.
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 the community policing progra.
Please contact either Chief Buter or Officer Morton at (515) 827-5477 with any NON-EMERGENCY questions or concerns.
If you are witnessing a crime in progress or are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911.