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Marshall County Sheriff's Office releases results of Thanksgiving sTEP Enforcement

December 3, 2012

Marshall County - The Marshall County Sheriff's Office was one of thousands of local, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies that participated in the Special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP) during the Thanksgiving Holiday season.

The sTEP traffic enforcement wave was from November 19th-25th. Deputies worked 42 hours of federally-funded traffic enforcement overtime. The goal of the extra enforcement is not necessarily citations, but deterring dangerous driving behaviors. Often times this is achieved with the just the extra presence of marked patrol cars and uniformed officers on the roadways. In other instances, warnings or citations are issued to drivers depending on the violations. It has been proven that bad driving behaviors such as alcohol or drug impaired driving, distracted driving, or speeding is a common factor in many accidents involving personal injuries or fatalities.

During this one week sTEP wave, Marshall County Deputies had 234 motorist contacts. There were 74 citations issued and 143 warnings issued. There were 9 contacts for Operating While Intoxicated and 2 for Open Alcohol Container. The majority of contacts were for speeding with 30 citations and 23 warnings. There were 17 contacts for No Driver's License or Suspended License. There were 37 contacts for No Proof of Insurance. There was one narcotics arrest generated from a traffic stop. Deputies investigated 6 accidents and assisted 10 motorists on Marshall County roadways.

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office strives to keep our roadways safe and is dedicated to protecting our citizens as well as motorists traveling in our county.

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is headed up by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Deputy Ben Veren
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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Traffic stop leads to a pursuit and fugitive apprehension.

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Child Safety Seat Checkup Event

June 24, 2021

On Sunday, June 27 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM child passenger safety technicians with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Marshalltown Police Department will be hosting a child seat safety checkup event at Fareway located at 102 W Anson St.  This event will be co-sponsored Fareway and Child Abuse Prevention Services of Marshalltown.  Technicians will be available to check child safety seats to make sure they properly fit the vehicle and child as well as ensuring correct and safe installation. They will also be checking seats to make sure they are not expired or recalled.   Techs will work with parents or caregivers to educate them on correct installation as well as offer tips to aid with proper installation.  They will also be able to answer general questions about child passenger safety.  This is a good opportunity to learn about different seat options and transitioning to different seats as your child grows and develops.  Informational handouts will be available for caregivers. 

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to conduct special enforcement June 9 -12

June 8, 2021

Marshall County, Iowa – June 8th, 2021 – Father’s Day should be a time to celebrate, but it can also be one of the deadliest on the roads. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is joining Iowa’s statewide Traffic Fatality Reduction Task Force in an effort to reduce deaths on Iowa roadways. As part of that effort Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a special enforcement initiative geared toward reduction of impaired drivers leading into Father’s Day week.
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