Sheriff's Office

Sheriffs Office

To protect the lives and property of the citizens of this county by providing the best, most professional law enforcement services attainable. 

The Linn County Sheriff's Office is the second largest sheriff's office in Iowa. We employ 185 fulltime employees; 119 of which are sworn.  In addition, we “employ” a reserve deputy sheriff force of 27 members who volunteer their time to the community.  For FY14, our budget is $19.1 million.

We are a full service law enforcement agency that operates seven areas of public service, including the Patrol, Criminal (detective), Communications, General Services, Finance, Civil, and Correctional Center Divisions.