DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 21, 2019) — Davenport is currently accepting applications for police officers. Workshops have been scheduled for any applicants interested in learning detailed information about the testing process and being a police officer at Davenport PD. The next one is scheduled for 1PM this Saturday, March 23 at Eastern Library, 6000 Eastern Avenue. The final workshop is set for Thursday, March 28 at the Davenport Police Department. It gets underway at 6:30PM. This is a great opportunity for individuals looking to make a difference in our community. If you are looking for additional information on the process and opportunity, please reach out to Major Bladel.

In other news, the Davenport Fire Department has a reminder for pet owners. DFD advises that in recent years, they have had several occurrences with pets accidentally turning on the stove. Food left on the stove typically draws the pet to check it out with potentially-disastrous results. Pizza-boxes or other combustible items left on top of the stove can add a significant amount of fuel to the mix. This added fuel can be enough to turn a smaller issue into a larger one capable of igniting nearby cabinets.

Recently, firefighters responded to a residence and the subsequent investigation determined that while the occupants were away, a dog was enticed to the stove by leftovers still on the stovetop. The pet apparently stood up to grab a nibble and inadvertently turned on the broiler with its front paws. Please reach out to DFD with questions.

And finally, Public Works has posted a flood update to the City website.http://cityofdavenportiowa.hosted.civiclive.com/news/what_s_new/2019_flood_response After a brief drop to around 16.3 FT, the Mississippi is back on the rise. The current forecast indicates the river will reach 17.6 FT on Saturday, March 23. After reaching 17.6 FT, the river is then predicted to hover above 17 FT going into the week.

Current flood measures will remain unchanged. Changes in flood measures will only occur when the river either drops below 15 FT or rises above 18 FT. Crews are monitoring river levels and are prepared to respond, as needed, to changing river levels

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