Due to the number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County has closed most buildings to the public to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services.
The Linn County Sheriff's Office currently has 2 dual purpose narcotics detection K-9s. In addition to being trained to sniff out illegal narcotics, they are also trained in tracking, building/area search, apprehension, and handler protection. Most of our patrol cars are manned by only one deputy. However, having a K-9 assigned gives us instant backup for serious crimes that are in progress.