Sheriff

Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Office responsibilities

  • Conduct criminal investigations
  • Enforce the law of the State of Iowa
  • Enforce County Ordinances
  • Supervise the jail and the custody of incarcerated offenders
  • Weapon permits
  • Civil process such as sheriff's sales, paper service and garnishments
  • Execution and return of all legal civil papers
  • Provide Law Enforcement services to the Judicial Court System
  • Maintain the Sex Offender Registry
  • Patrol all areas of the county
  • Respond to any and all disasters within the county
  • Assist other Law Enforcement agencies
  • Sustain Iowa VINE for Victims

Purpose Statement

As the only law enforcement office in the nation elected by the people and for the people to constitutionally serve as the supreme law enforcement authority of Winneshiek County, our purpose and mission is to ensure the safety of the public in a friendly, approachable and ethical manner, while always upholding and protecting the constitutional rights of our citizens.

Latest news

Happy Thanksgiving from the Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office! ... See MoreSee Less
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We thank these fine Winneshiek County Deputies and ALL of our veterans who have served and protected our country!DEPUTY LEE GOEDKEN:Served in the U.S. Marine Corp. Infantry for 4 years. Deployed overseas numerous times including combat action in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.DEPUTY ANDY HAGEMAN:Served in the Army Reserve 322nd Engineer Company out of Decorah for 6 years. Deployed to Afghanistan in 2011.DEPUTY MIKE FOLAND:Served in the U.S. Navy for 8 years. Deployed on 2 Mediterranean Cruises, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Operation Provide Comfort during the Gulf War.DEPUTY BYRON HOOK:Served in the Army Reserve as a Staff Sergeant for 13 years. Deployed to Iraq in 2003 with the Decorah Unit and deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 with the Decorah Unit. ... See MoreSee Less
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This dog was found near Lannon Hill Road (Northeast of Decorah) and we are looking for the owner/s. If you know where this dog belongs, please call the Sheriff’s Office. 563-382-4268 ... See MoreSee Less
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The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office recently hired Deputy Logan Hopp. Logan comes to the sheriff’s office as an experienced, certified law enforcement officer. Logan grew up in New Hampton, Iowa, and graduated from New Hampton High School in 2012. Logan attended Upper Iowa University, where he wrestled and graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. In 2018 he was hired by the Decorah Police Department and also graduated in the 300 point club (which recognizes cadets for their excellence in physical fitness) in the 281st class of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy at Camp Dodge Military Base in Johnston, Iowa. Since August of 2018 Logan has served the community of Decorah as a police officer. In his free time he enjoys riding his motorcycle, woodworking, and spending time with his wife, Whitney, and his Irish Doodles named “Sav” and “Kona.” Logan will continue to serve on the Winneshiek County Joint Special Response Team of which he has been a member for the past two years. Logan will also be specializing in K9 handling with the Winneshiek County K9 Unit. All of us at the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office welcome Deputy Logan Hopp! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, Friday November 5, is National Redhead Day. In recognition of this day, the Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office would like to recognize some of our fine redheads that protect and serve Winneshiek County. L to R: Assistant Jail Administrator - Sam Courtney, Deputy Lance Peters, Dispatcher Corey Shuman, Jailer Kara Kleve, Deputy Chris Wuebker and Deputy Andrew Hageman.Happy National Redhead Day! ... See MoreSee Less
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