Sheriff

INFORMATION REGARDING THE CLOSURE OF OUR OFFICE effective march 18, 2020 at 4:30PM DUE TO COVID-19:

The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office’s front lobby will be closed at 4:30pm on March 18, 2020 until further notice due to COVID-19.  The following measures are being taken during the closure of our front lobby.  We are taking every extra step to ensure the public is still served. Remember this is only temporary.     

*IF YOU NEED THE ASSISTANCE OF A DEPUTY, PLEASE CALL 319-671-7001.  This will put you directly in contact with the Communications Operator for Des Moines County.    Routine questions, please call our office at 319-753-8212.

*WEAPON PERMIT APPLICATIONS:   Please refer to the Weapons Permit tab on the side for instruction. 

*SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY:   Sex offender registry will be taken over the phone until further notice.  Registrations will be taken during the hours of 8:30am-3:30pm Monday through Friday, unless other arrangements are made ahead of time.  Please call our office at 319-753-8212.

*ROOM AND BOARD PAYMENTS:  They can be mailed to the address noted on the right side of this page.  Please reference your name, address and phone number on the payment to assure proper receipt.   

*CIVIL PAPER SERVICE/PAYMENT:  If you need to have civil papers served, they can be mailed, emailed or faxed.  We will waive the copy fee during this time of inconvenience.   Please make sure you include a contact phone number should we have questions or require advance sheriff fees.  

If your civil paper has a court hearing, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE, and we will make arrangements on getting that from you in a timelier fashion.  

*COPIES OF REPORTS:   Please contact our office at 319-753-8212.

*ROUTINE QUESTIONS:  Please call our office at 319-753-8212.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE DURING THIS TIME

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Duties & Responsibilities

Goals

  1. To develop an effective, efficient, and responsive management system
  2. To increase police-community relationship
  3. To increase job satisfaction for all members of the Des Moines County Sheriff’s office
  4. To create a pro-active environment that promotes the safe and effective community in reducing crime

Statement of Values

TEAMWORK

We believe that effective policing is accomplished by police/community teamwork to identify problems and work together to reduce crime and the fear of it.

RESPONSIBILITY

We have a responsibility to honor a commitment to involve the citizens in all policing activities that impact their lives.

UNDERSTANDING

We will enforce all laws and ordinances, affording respect and understanding to all persons, while safeguarding individual’s rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.

SERVICE

We hold ourselves to maintain the highest degree of service, to obey all laws and ordinances, and to serve as role models to our fellow officers and community.

TRADITION 

We must constantly strive to maintain dignity and integrity, while establishing a tradition for the future members of the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office.