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

Thank you, Jailer Renee Smith, for over 17 years of dedicated service to the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office. We thank Renee for her service and wish her a happy retirement! ...
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The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office is warning of another ongoing telephone scam. Scammers are claiming to be deputies with the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office and have spoofed our phone number. The scammers are accusing residents of being involved with a drug cartel and will be arrested if they don’t wire money. Please do not fall for this! This is a SCAM! Please remember to NEVER give out any personal information or send any money to these scammers! ...
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