Sheriff’s Office


Courthourse Security:

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is responsible for ensuring the orderly, peaceful and safe conduct of business at the Polk County Courthouse. Entrance to the Courthouse requires passing a weapons screening, similar to those in place at most airports. Screening stations are located at South Public Entrance, and the West Handicap Entrance.

Items Prohibited:

  • Guns or Toy/Replica
  • Knives or Box Cutters
  • Mace or any Self Defense Weapons
  • No Sharp items - Nail files, scissors, needles etc.

Photography and Video only allowed under the discretion of the Court.

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