Friday, June 15, 2018
Detention Officer Applications Now Being Accepted Through August 17, 2018
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of Detent…
Monday, May 28, 2018
Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day. Services that will be interrupted i…
Monday, April 30, 2018
Deputy Sheriff Applications Now Being Accepted Through June 22, 2018
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sher…
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT FOR WESTERN POLK COUNTY ON FEBRUARY 21, 2018
February 27, 2018
Polk County, Iowa
Iowa Law Enforcement Officers will increase thei…
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.