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

A beautiful weekend is ahead, with several activities happening throughout the county! Fort Atkinson is setting up for Rendezvous Days! 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. ... See MoreSee Less
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Glenwood Township overlooking Old Stage Road and 133rd Ave near Trout River in Winneshiek County. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Sheriff’s Office participated in multiple tributes to remember the events that took place 20 years ago on 9/11/2001. Some of these included:-11 minutes of silence with the Cresco Legion Riders Post 135, Decorah Volunteer Fire Department and Decorah Police Department. Following the tribute the Legion Riders presented checks for $1,000 each to the Winneshiek County K-9 Unit and Thunder Rode, Inc., Decorah, Iowa. -Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days 9/11 tribute and parade. College football game 9/11 flag ceremony prior will always remember. ... See MoreSee Less
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PLEASE SHARELocal businesses throughout Winneshiek County will be receiving a mail flier from the Winneshiek County 911 Communications Center. The intent of this flier is to obtain confidential key holder information to be utilized by the Winneshiek County 911 Communications Center dispatchers during times of emergencies. Please see the press release below for additional information.Thank you in advance. ... See MoreSee Less
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