Public Safety

A full public safety force is vital to any community’s safety and well-being. The Adel Public Safety department is here to make sure you feel safe and comfortable in Adel; make us your place to contact if you ever have safety concerns. From emergency situations to general concerns, we have the staff and knowledge to be able to address any situation. We’re fully staffed with a police force, fire department, and an ambulance operated by Dallas County to handle any emergency situation that arises.

The Public Safety Building is located at 102 S. 10th St. (at the corner of 10th and Main Street), and it houses both the police department and the volunteer fire department. If you need to contact a specific department, please see each department’s contact information below.

Meet Our Police Department

Adel has a strong police force to help keep the crime rate one of the lowest in the state of Iowa. We’re proud to have men and women on staff that are fully dedicated to making sure the citizens of Adel remain safe. Our tough and compassionate police force can help you with family safety concerns, observation of potential crimes, neighborhood safety issues, and more. If you have any questions or concerns that aren’t an emergency, feel free to contact our Chief of Police via email at adelpolice@adeliowa.org.

Contact the Adel Police Department

Public Safety Building
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Emergencies: Dial 911
Office phone: (515) 993-6723
After-hours: (515) 993-4567

 Name Position
 Gordy Shepherd  Chief of Police
 Wade Book  Sergeant
 Jill Anderson  Police Chief Secretary
 Terry Wright  Officer
 Monte Keller  Officer
 John Sparling  Officer
 Kelly Jo Petrie  Officer
 William Young  Officer
 Bryce Deeth  Officer
 Natalie Gillett  Officer

Our Volunteer Fire Department

The Adel Fire Department is completely volunteer based and made up of individuals that are passionate about responding to fires to minimize damage and destruction to homes, businesses, and more. The fire department often holds fundraising events and strives to help members of the community to educate themselves about fire prevention. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, please call us at (515) 993-6723.

Fire Department Contact Information

Public Safety Building
Contact: Tim Morlan, Fire Chief
Emergencies: Dial 911
Office phone: (515) 993-6723
After-hours: (515) 993-4567
Website: http://adelfire.com

Dallas County Ambulance

Since Adel is the county seat, the city is also home to the Dallas County Ambulance, which serves all of Dallas County. For situations where an ambulance is needed immediately, always dial 911, but if you have any general questions about the Dallas County Ambulance, you can contact us at (515) 993-4507.