Duties of the Sheriff
The Sheriff is the county's principal peace officer for the unincorporated areas who is elected every four years. The Sheriff’s Office is made up of the following divisions:
Patrol Division: The Sheriff & Deputies are the police force for residents of the unincorporated areas of the county, and provide contracted law enforcement for the cities of Lone Tree, Hills, North Liberty, Solon, Shueyville, Swisher, Tiffin and Oxford. The Sheriff's Office handles all routine and emergency calls for these areas, and regularly patrols all areas of the county. They also provide security at special events in the county.
Jail Division: The Sheriff oversees a Jail that has the capacity to handle 92 inmates.
Records: Division Maintains all the records for individuals that are booked into the jail, officer’s investigative reports, and issues permits to acquire and carry handguns.
Civil Division: The Sheriff is responsible to execute and serve writs and other legal process documents including Sheriff’s Sales, subpoenas, and garnishments.
Investigative Division: Deputies in this division are responsible for handling more in depth investigations that may require additional specialized training such as burglary, robbery, sexual assault, fraud, murder, and arson.
Reserve Division: This is a division of volunteer Deputy Sheriffs that assist the full time Deputies and the Sheriff in many different ways, including patrol, traffic control, security or any other area that is deemed necessary.