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Narcotics Enforcement

There is little doubt that illegal narcotics have an enormous impact on the safety of Black Hawk County.  Estimates indicate that over 80% of all crime committed in Iowa is attributable to illegal narcotics.  Whether it be burglaries and thefts committed to get money for drugs, or assaults and domestic violence because of being high on drugs, we can do a better job at detecting, deterring and interdicting illegal drugs. more...

Community Outreach

One of the issues that I feel is the most important functions of a Sheriff, is connectivity to the citizens of the county.  I have enjoyed years of outreach and public education through my role as Community Services Coordinator, and I intend to do even more to reach out and network with taxpayers and citizens through several new, inventive measures. more...

Jail Administration

In the early 1990's the taxpayers of Black Hawk County voted to build and staff one of the largest jails in the state of Iowa.  This vote was not without it's opposition, but in 1995, the Sheriff's Office opened the new jail with sworn law enforcement officers at the helm.  Today, our jail demonstrates one of the largest inmate populations in the state, and many demands and liabilities as a result.  more...

Inmate Workers

As promised, January 2, 2009 the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office once again began employing inmate work crews. more...