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

The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office joined kindergarteners from St. Ben’s School for “Pizza with a Deputy.” St Ben’s Kindergartener Kenley Falck was the guest of honor. Kenley’s parents purchased the pizza party at a school fundraiser. The money raised helps purchase many items for the students and teachers outside of the budget and makes a big difference in the classroom. We had a pizza party with the kindergarteners, and they got to try on some of our gear and meet K-9 Deputy McCoy. Students were also able to explore the squad cars. Kenley received a ride in a patrol car with Deputy Kriener who happens to be Kenley's uncle. A good time was had by all and the money raised goes to a great cause! What a fun day! ...
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Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office and Calmar Police Chief met with 7th and 8th grade students at South Winneshiek School in Ossian today. Students submitted questions and were able to have an open discussion about topics such as: peer pressures, drugs, mental health and other challenges they are facing. Winneshiek County Deputy Byron Hook teaches the DARE program to 5th grade students, and this discussion is a follow and refresher to the lessons taught in DARE.L to R: Calmar Police Chief Joe Ward, Sheriff Dan Marx, Deputy Byron Hook, Detective Chris Wuebker and Principal Jason Halverson. ...
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National Corrections Officers Week is May 2nd - 8th. We recognize and appreciate the professional staff of jailers we have at the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office. They serve a vital role in the judicial system and in the success of our office.Thank You Winneshiek County Jailers! Thanks to all correctional officers everywhere! ...
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