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The ISSDA is an association of Sheriffs, Deputies and full time employees of Iowa's 99 County Sheriff's Offices.

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.


Rest In Peace

IT IS WITH DEEP REGRET THAT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE REPORTS THE PASSING OF RETIRED FORMER WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF YALE H JARVIS. YALE PASSED AWAY MONDAY APRIL 19TH, 2021 AT HIS RESIDENCE IN WASHINGTON FOLLOWING A LENGTHY BATTLE WITH LEUKEMIA.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 10:00 AM SATURDAY APRIL 24TH, 2021 AT JONES AND EDEN FUNERAL HOME IN WASHINGTON. CALLING HOURS WILL BEGIN AT 12:00 PM FRIDAY APRIL 23RD, 2021 AT THE FUNERAL HOME, WHERE FAMILY WILL BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. MASK USAGE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL BE ENFORCED. INTERMENT WITH MILITARY HONORS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE ELM GROVE CEMETERY IN WASHINGTON. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIALS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR THE WASHINGTON COMMUNITY Y BUILDING FUND FOR A NEW SWIMMING POOL. ONLINE CONDOLENCES MAY BE SENT FOR YALES FAMILY THROUGH THE WEB AT WWW.JONESFH.COM.

YALE WAS APPOINTED WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF ON OCTOBER 1ST, 1975. HE BEGAN WORK AS A SHERIFFS DEPUTY ON AUGUST 10TH, 1973. HE RETIRED AFTER SERVING AS WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF FOR 29 YEARS, STARTING WITH A ONE YEAR APPOINTMENT AND CONTINUNING THROUGH SEVEN ELECTIONS. YALE WAS ALSO A PAST PRESIDENT OF THE IOWA STATE SHERIFFS AND DEPUTIES ASSOCIATION.

ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT PLANNING TO ATTEND THE SERVICES PLEASE CONTACT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE AT 319-653-2107 TO COORDINATE ATTENDANCE.

HE WILL BE MISSED.

Yale H. Jarvis, age 76, of Washington, Iowa, died Monday, April 19, 2021, at his residence following a lengthy battle with Leukemia. He was the Sheriff of Washington County Iowa for 29 years and past president of the ISSDA in 1990. https://www.jonesfh.com/obituaries/Yale-Jarvis/#!/Obituary

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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