About Us

The Iowa State Sheriffs’ & Deputies’ Association’s mission is to promote the positive role of law enforcement throughout the state; support our members in the multi-faceted aspects of the office of Sheriff; educate our members by providing quality training and assistance; and protect the public through community outreach and legislative actions.

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The Iowa State Sheriffs & Deputies Association provides its members and the State of Iowa with the following:

 
Schools and Training in the several areas including:
  • Civil and Legal Processing
  • Jail Operations
  • New Sheriffs
  • Sheriff and Deputies continued Training
Public Education and Awareness
 
Honor Guards for funerals of members
 
Youth Camp for at-risk youth
 
Assistance for fellow State Agencies in making Iowa a safer place to live
 
Working with Federal and State Legislatures to create laws providing safer communities
 

The SHERIFF is the only elected Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Iowa.

THE DUTIES OF SHERIFF INCLUDE:

  • Execution and return of all legal civil papers
  • Enforce the law of the State of Iowa
  • Enforce County Ordinances
  • Conduct criminal investigations
  • Provide Law Enforcement services to the Judicial Court System
  • Supervise all jails and the custody of incarcerated offenders
  • 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