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City of Harlan
The Police Department is working to keep the City of Harlan a safe place to live and work by forming partnerships with its citizens and businesses. All that we do will reflect a commitment which ensures to merit the support and trust of our community. For emergencies, call 911. The non-emergency phone number is (712) 755-5151. The Police Department is located at 709 Durant Street, Harlan IA 51537. Derrick Yamada, Police Chief.
To Serve and Protect
- Participating in a neighborhood watch group or neighborhood improvement committee
- Volunteering in a school or youth organization
- Staying informed and getting involved in community issues that matter to you
- Being an observant, caring and considerate neighbor
- Volunteering with the Police Department
As members of the Harlan Police Department we accept responsibility for contributing to the quality of life in our community. We believe the character of our Department is best reflected in the quality of service provided by each of our members. We will meet the challenge to provide quality through our shared values and commitment to the following:
|Serve||in an impartial, courteous, responsive and affective manner|
|Maintain||an attitude which respects the dignity and rights of those we serve|
|Facilitate||open communication with public|
|Take||responsibility for our actions and be willing to admit our mistakes|
|Professionalism||which is the result of clear sense of perspective and direction strengthened by teamwork and innovations|
|Remain||enthusiastic and put empathy first and foremost in public and employee relations|
|Promote||community involvement and cooperation.|
|Be ever mindful||that we are members of the public we serve|
Police Department Staff
|Click on Name to Email||Position|
|Derrick Yamada||Chief of Police|
|Lee Whyte||Patrol Officer|
|RJ Bielenberg||Patrol Officer|
|Dillon Willadsen||Patrol Officer|
|Rylee Walter||Patrol Officer|
|Ben Wegner||Patrol Officer|
|Angie Hansen||Office Manager|
Reserve Police Force
HPD has a Reserve Officer program that has been in existence for over ten years. If anyone is interested, you can call the office at 712-755-5151 for information about joining.
Code of Ethics
AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.
I WILL keep my private life unsullied as an example of all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule, ; develop self restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided in me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I RECOGNIZE the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself service God to my chosen profession.....law enforcement.
Watch your thoughts,
Watch your words,
they become actions.
they become habits.
Watch your habits,
they become character.
Watch your character,
becomes your destiny.