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

Deputy Byron Hook was recognized and received a Quilt of Valor on Friday, July 23, at a ceremony that took place at Decorah Middle School. Quilts are made by quilter’s from all over the country including local quilters. Thank you to all veterans for your service and sacrifice. Also, thanks to the quilters for sewing these beautiful quilts. 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. ...
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The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office is aggressively investigating two separate burglaries that occurred at TnA’s Lounge in Ridgeway and Twin Springs Supper Club near Decorah. At both locations cash and other items were taken. The Sheriff’s Office will continue to follow up and pursue all leads.The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging anyone with information on either of these two cases to contact the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office. 563-382-4268 ...
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Lake Meyer, Calmar Township, Winneshiek County ...
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The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance with a theft that occurred at Oneota Golf & Country Club. Between 9pm on July 4th and 7am on July 5th, several golf carts and an utility vehicle were stolen from Oneota Golf & Country Club. Residents and Businesses near Oneota Golf & Country Club, in Freeport, are asked to please review any surveillance footage they may have. Anyone with any information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office. 563-382-4268. PLEASE SHARE THIS POST as we are working hard towards a rapid apprehension. ...
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🇺🇸 It’s Independence Day Weekend in the USA, and Winneshiek County has multiple fireworks displays happening throughout the county! We hope you make time to take in some of the festivities. The Sheriff's Office will be out and about throughout the county to assist you if needed. All of us at the Sheriff’s Office wish everyone a fun and safe weekend. Happy Fourth of July everyone! 🇺🇸 ...
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