The Sheriff is the principal peace officer of the county, whose mission it is to protect and serve the citizens of Iowa County.


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Welcome to the Iowa County Sheriff's Office!

The MISSION of the Iowa County Sheriff's Office is the Protection and Service of Our Citizens in a Professional and Compassionate Manner and the efficient and correct delivery of Law Enforcement services to the community.

The people that make up the Iowa County Sheriff's Office are your friends, neighbors and relatives - we are a part of our community. With community support, the Iowa County Sheriff's Office will continue preparing for the future through partnerships, professionalism, performance and pride while consistently completing our daily goals and objectives.

The Sheriff is the principal peace officer of the county.  Some duties of the office include:
May call any person to his aid, and when necessary summons the power of the county.
Serves subpoenas and other notices and levies on property when a judgment has been secured.
Executes and returns all writs and other legal processes issued by lawful authority.
Custodian of the county jail and is responsible for all prisoners committed to him until discharged by law.
Transport individuals to locations as directed by court order.

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The Iowa County Sheriff’s Office has Zero Tolerance policy towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Investigations regarding any alleged sexual abuse shall be fully investigated and forwarded to the Iowa County Attorney for review and potential prosecution.

In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003; the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office shall protect inmates from sexual assault, sexual harassment, inmates who engage in sex with employees, and inmate-inmate sexual assault. Violations of this nature affect security and staff safety, and pose long-term risks to inmates and staff inside the Iowa County Jail and to the public when victimized inmates are released into the community.

Address of office:
960 Franklyn Ave
Marengo IA 52301
Phone Number:
(319) 642-7307

FAX Number:
 (319) 642-3826
Robert Rotter, Iowa County Sheriff
Office holder name:
Robert Rotter

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Lake Iowa - 97 acre lake supports bass, bluegill, red ear sunfish, crappie and catfish.

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