Storm Lake Police officers no longer offer vehicle unlocking service.
The change is necessary due to staffing levels in the department, as calls to assist with lockouts can take officers away from other public safety duties. Also, recent auto manufacturing makes it more difficult to defeat locks with the tools available to officers
without potentially damaging vehicles.
The following local businesses offer unlocking service:
Beal’s Towing - 712 299-5038
Edwards Auto - 712 732-2474
Midwest Lock & Security - 712 299-4402
Storm Lake Towing - 712 732-6020
Wede Locksmithing - 712 299-4180
Police will continue to enter vehicles in the case of an emergency, such as a child locked inside.