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