Sheriff’s Office


Major Brent Long

Major Brent Long oversees the operations at the Sheriff Bob E. Rice Communications Center.  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 Sheriff's Office dispatches for 16 law enforcement agencies and 15 fire departments.  Our Dispatch Map shows the areas we are responsible for.


Contact Us

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

Administration: (515) 286-3814
Administration Fax: (515) 323-5473
Civil: (515) 286-3800
: (515) 286-3333
Jail: (515) 323-5400
Law Enforcement
: (515) 286-3306