Monday, July 22, 2019
Detention Officer Applications Now Being Accepted
Through September 20, 2019
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of De…
Friday, July 19, 2019
SOCIAL SECURITY SCAM ALERT
Several people have reported that they are receiving phone calls informing them that their social security number has been suspended…
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Upcoming Heat Advisories
Within the next few days central Iowa is going to endure dangerously high temperatures. Meteorologists are forecasting that the heat …
Monday, July 1, 2019
PCSO Offices Closed For Independence Day- Thursday, July 4, 2019
Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 201…
The Polk County Jail is a 325,000 square-feet facility that sits on 40 acres of land just north of Des Moines. The jail holds inmates and detainees facing state and federal charges.
The Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services throughout Polk County. The Sheriff's Office is the responsible agency for unincorporated Polk County, the cities of Alleman, Bondurant, Elkhart, Grimes, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers at Saylorville Lake and the Polk County Courthouse.
The Communications Center is the lifeline that connects citizens with emergency services. It is the responsibility of the Communication Specialists to determine the nature and urgency of each call and route it to the proper response unit as quickly as possible.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office Professional Services and Training Division has responsibility for the professional development of staff.
Court Services Division consists of two areas:
Civil Process is responsible for receiving, processing and serving civil and criminal court orders and legal documents.
Courthouse Security provides law enforcement functions within the Polk County Courthouse and River Point Court Annex building and Court Staging.
Professional Services Section is responsible for hiring, recruitment and selection processes for the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
The Administration Division provides a variety of management and support services for the entire Sheriff's Office.
The Office of Planning and Development is responsible for providing professional services internally.
Citizens have the right to expect the Sheriff's Office to provide law enforcement services that are fair, effective and impartially applied.