Our office is open to the public. 

*IF YOU NEED THE ASSISTANCE OF A DEPUTY, PLEASE CALL 319-671-7001.  This will put you in contact with the Communications Operator for Des Moines County.    Routine questions, please call our office at 319-753-8212.

*WEAPON PERMIT APPLICATIONS:   Please refer to the Weapons Permit tab on the side for instruction. 

*SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY:   Registrations can be taken over the phone at this time, however, we are open to the public and APPEARANCE IS REQUIRED FOR VERIFICATION MONTHS.  Registrations will be taken during the hours of 8:30am-3:30pm Monday through Friday, unless other arrangements are made ahead of time.  Please call our office at 319-753-8212 to make those arrangements.

*ROOM AND BOARD PAYMENTS:  They can be mailed to the address noted on the right side of this page.  Please reference your name, address and phone number on the payment to assure proper receipt.   You may also bring payments in.  We accept cash, checks or money orders only.

*CIVIL PAPER SERVICE/PAYMENT:  If you need to have civil papers served, they can be mailed, emailed, faxed or brought in.  Please make sure you include a contact phone number should we have questions or require advance sheriff fees.  

*COPIES OF REPORTS:   Please contact our office at 319-753-8212.

*ROUTINE QUESTIONS:  Please call our office at 319-753-8212.


Duties & Responsibilities


  1. To develop an effective, efficient, and responsive management system
  2. To increase police-community relationship
  3. To increase job satisfaction for all members of the Des Moines County Sheriff’s office
  4. To create a pro-active environment that promotes the safe and effective community in reducing crime

Statement of Values


We believe that effective policing is accomplished by police/community teamwork to identify problems and work together to reduce crime and the fear of it.


We have a responsibility to honor a commitment to involve the citizens in all policing activities that impact their lives.


We will enforce all laws and ordinances, affording respect and understanding to all persons, while safeguarding individual’s rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.


We hold ourselves to maintain the highest degree of service, to obey all laws and ordinances, and to serve as role models to our fellow officers and community.


We must constantly strive to maintain dignity and integrity, while establishing a tradition for the future members of the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office.