Sheriff’s Office

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  • How do I get my car out of impound?

    An Impound Release is required. Releases require a $20 cash payment, and are available at Patrol Headquarters. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

  • How do I get a copy of a report?

    Requests for a report can be submitted at Patrol Headquarters, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. The fee is $10.

  • How do I report a crime?

    Emergencies: Call 911.
    Non-Emergencies: Call 286-3333.

    Crimestoppers: Online Crime Stoppers or call 223-1400 or text "PCCS plus your message" to CRIMES (274637)

  • How do I hire Deputies for a special event?

    Call 286-3802 for the Administrative Captain.

  • How do I do a Ride Along with a Deputy?

    Complete a request form. Forms are available at Patrol Headquarters, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

  • How do I get a No Contact Order?

    Go to the Polk County Courthouse, Room 118, 500 Mulberry Street, Des Moines, IA.

  • How do I find out if I have a warrant for my arrest?

    Come to Patrol Headquarters, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, or contact the Polk County Clerk of Court (Criminal Division) at (515) 286-3765.

  • How do I evict a tenant?

    The Polk County Sheriff’s Office suggests that individuals seeking to evict a tenant contact their own attorney, Home Inc. or Iowa Legal Aid.

  • How do I view the Automated Traffic Enforcement Ordinance?

    To view the Automated Traffic Enforcement Ordinance click here.

  • How do I view the Automated Traffic Enforcement Statement of Technology?

    To view the Automated Traffic Enforcement Statement of Technology, click here.

  • How do I pay a speed camera violation citation?

    To view the payment instructions for a speed camera violation citation, click here.

  • How do I contest the speed camera violation citation?

    To view the instructions to contest a speed camera violation citation, click here.

Contact Us

Polk County Sheriff
1985 NE 51st Place
Des Moines, Iowa 50313

Administration: (515) 286-3814
Civil
: (515) 286-3800
Communications
: (515) 286-3333
Jail: (515) 323-5400
Law Enforcement
: (515) 286-3306