Pottawattamie County Sheriff Department

Find Pottawattamie County Iowa sheriff offices, departments, headquarters, jails, and detention centers. Sheriffs provide information on records, arrests, inmates, warrants, and mugshots.


Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office 1400 Big Lake Road Council Bluffs IA 51501 712-328-5737


About the Pottawattamie County Sheriff Department

Sheriff's Departments in Pottawattamie County, IA are law enforcement agencies responsible for the management of Pottawattamie County jails and inmates and promoting public peace and safety through policing. Sheriff's Offices are tasked with patrolling areas not within the jurisdiction of the local Police Department. The Department is responsible for managing local court orders and judgments, including foreclosures, tax delinquencies, subpoenas, and repossessions.

You may contact the Sherriff's Office for questions about:
  • Pottawattamie County jail records and inmate lookups
  • Inmate visitation and contact procedures
  • Mugshots and police reports
  • Pottawattamie County, Iowa crime reports and Sheriff blotter
  • Warrant searches
  • Sheriff auctions
Pottawattamie County Public Records

Sheriff Departments keep Pottawattamie County public records, including criminal records, inmate rosters and jail records, mug shots, Sheriff blotters and logs, sales & auction activity, and public safety records. These records may be available upon request.

County Inmates & Jails

Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Depts are tasked with a wide variety of law enforcement responsibilities, including operating Pottawattamie County county jails, transporting and detaining prisoners until they are discharged, as well as detention facility maintenance.

Enforcing Legal Judgments

The Sheriff's Office is responsible for serving and executing a range of legal processes issued by non-criminal courts. These include issuing and enforcing summonses and subpoenas, court orders such as contempt of court, divorce papers, and evictions notices.

Office of the Sheriff

The Sheriff, often an elected official, is the head of the Sheriff's Department in Pottawattamie County. The Office, all departments, Sheriff's deputies and non-law enforcement employees are led by the Sheriff who serves a term length in accordance with county law.

Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office Employment

Election to Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Depts do not usually require any particular law enforcement or legal training, although most applicants are former law enforcement officers. Sheriff's deputies, who are not elected to their positions, must undergo Iowa state law enforcement training. You may contact the Sheriff's Office for more information about job requirements and applications.