Jefferson County, Iowa
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
The County Sheriff, along with the County Attorney, are chiefly responsible for enforcement of laws in Jefferson County. The County also maintains a Jail which the County Sheriff supervises.
Our office provides law enforcement in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County, as well as the communities of Fairfield, Batavia, Libertyville, Packwood, Vedic City, Pleasant Plain, and Lockridge.
Our ten sworn Sheriff’s Deputies are responsible for patrolling 756 miles of county roads and over 50 miles of state highways with 24/7 coverage.
Sheriff’s Office Duties
- Summon grand and petit jurors.
- Principal peace officer in the county.
- Execute and return all writs and other legal processes issued to him by lawful authorities.
- Custodian of the County Jail and is responsible for all prisoners committed to him until discharged by law.
- Upon commitment from the Clerk of District Court, transport inmates to prisons and patients to state hospitals.
- Patrol all roads in the county.
- Assist other law enforcement agencies.
Department News & Announcements
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office annually compiles a report which outlines year-end statistics of the office's activities. This report is...
Training & Certifications
Our Sheriff’s Deputies hold instructor-level certifications in various disciplines, including: Taser, firearms, defensive driving, and chemical munitions.
Specialized assignments for our staff include: Marijuana Analyst, School Resource Officer, Special Response Team, Drone Pilot, K9 team, and Forensic Mobile Device Analyst.
We also receive annual training in crisis intervention techniques, de-escalation, implicit bias, and emergency life-saving procedures.
The 911 Communications Center is located in the Jefferson County Law Center. 911 Dispatchers are responsible for fielding emergent and non-emergent calls, and for dispatching all Law Enforcement Agencies, Fire and First Responders in Jefferson County.
Emergent Only: 911
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office: (641) 472-3576
We are dedicated to serving the citizens of Jefferson County and working proactively to keep our community a safe place to work and live. In achieving our mission, we will maintain the public’s trust and be examples of honesty, integrity and fairness.
Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit
In addition to our full-time Deputies, we have five sworn Jefferson County Reserve Sheriff’s Deputies. These dedicated individuals volunteer to serve the community in their spare time and often assist the Sheriff’s Office with various projects.
Our Sheriff Reserves commit over 100 hours of training to become state-certified. The trainings are similar to state-certified Deputies, including: Taser, Firearms, ASP baton, Defensive Driving, and Chemical Munitions. They have also been trained in crisis intervention techniques, de-escalation, implicit bias, and emergency life-saving procedures.