O'Brien County Police Department

Find O'Brien County Iowa police departments, precincts, and stations. Police departments provide information on public safety, police reports, dispatch, impounds, and policing.


Hartley Police Department 11 South Central Avenue Hartley IA 51346 712-757-3415


Sanborn Police Department 102 Main Street Sanborn IA 51248 712-757-3415

Sutherland Police Department 409 Ash Street Sutherland IA 51058 712-446-2204

About O'Brien County Police Departments

Police Departments in O'Brien County, IA are law enforcement agencies that are responsible for policing the O'Brien County community. O'Brien County police promote public safety by preventing crime, stopping crimes in process, criminal investigations, and by providing first response to emergencies.

You may contact the Police Department for questions about:
  • O'Brien County public criminal records
  • Filing accident reports
  • Filing O'Brien County police reports
  • 911 emergencies and first responders
  • Filing complaints and public safety concerns
  • Fingerprinting services
  • O'Brien County Police jobs and employment
O'Brien County Criminal Records

O'Brien County Police Stations keep public records that are available to the public including criminal records, arrest records, police reports, accident reports, police blotters, and O'Brien County crime maps. Police Depts may also provide information about driving history, traffic violations, parking tickets, and car accident reports that may be required for insurance claims.

Crime Prevention

O'Brien County Police Officers are empowered to protect the community through various laws and statutes granted by the state of Iowa and local community ordinances. Policing powers are used to prevent and deter crime in O'Brien County, IA and may include arrest and detainment, stop and search, issuing tickets and fines, and performing investigations of criminal activity.

Police Department Units

Police Departments in O'Brien County are broken down into several internal units, each tasked with a specific set of policing responsibilities and goals. The O'Brien County Police Patrol works to promote public safety through Police Officer presence, typically in Police cars, foot patrol, bicycle police, and by providing emergency response. O'Brien County Detective units are tasked with gathering evidence, investigating and solving crimes to aid the effort of criminal prosecution. Traffic Control Police enforce O'Brien County traffic safety laws through the issuance of fines and driving tickets for traffic and driving violations.

O'Brien County Police Dept Specialized Units

The O'Brien County Police are organized into specialized task groups to help combat crime and public safety issues. These specialized task forces include domestic violence units, anti-gang squads, and drugs and narcotics units. Police Officers work to improve relations in the O'Brien County community through focused community policing groups which establish ties with local businesses, neighborhood groups, religious groups, and schools.