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.

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The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office recently hired Deputy Casey Smith. Casey comes to the sheriff’s office as an experienced, certified law enforcement officer. Casey grew up in Decorah, Iowa, and graduated from Decorah High School in 2011. Casey attended Waldorf University (formerly Waldorf College), where he played baseball and graduated in 2015 with Magna Cum Laude honors with a degree in Criminal Justice. In September 2015 he was hired by the Decorah Police Department. In April 2016 Casey graduated the 266th class of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy at Camp Dodge Military Base in Johnston, Iowa, and has served the community of Decorah as a police officer ever since. In his free time Casey enjoys spending time with family, cheering on his beloved Iowa Hawkeyes, hunting, and playing golf. Casey will continue to serve on the Winneshiek County Joint Special Response Team of which he has been a member for the past four years. All of us at the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office welcome Deputy Casey Smith! ... See MoreSee Less
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New K9 Deputy Logan Hopp talks with Darin Svenson about Winneshiek County's K9 transition and welcoming K9 Rooster. Deputy Hopp begins talking at ... See MoreSee Less
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