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Sheriff

Mike Tschirgi Head ShotMike Tschirgisheriff logo

Office Location:  22680 230th Street St Olaf Iowa 52072

Position:  elected to four year terms

The County Sheriff along with the County Attorney are chiefly responsible for enforcement of laws.  The county maintains a jail which the County Sheriff supervises.  Some of the duties of the County Sheriff are as follows:

  • Summon grand and petit jurors
  • Principal peace officer in the county
  • Execute and return all writs and other legal processes issued to him by lawful authorities
  • Custodian of the county jail and is responsible for all prisoners committed to him until discharged by law
  • Upon commitment from the Clerk of District Court, transport convicts to the penitentiary and patients to the state hospitals for the insane
  • Patrol all roads in the county
  • Assist other law enforcement agencies

Website: www.claytoncountyiowasheriff.com

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New “Nixle” Community Information Service

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office will launch a new Community Notification Service called “Nixle” this week to improve communication with people who live, work, and visit our area.

The system provides a quick, efficient, and secure way to get neighborhood-level information out to community members who subscribe to the system. Through www.nixle.com, the department will be able to send text message (SMS) and e-mail alerts to subscribers in a specific area, down to .25 miles.

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Sheriff News Release - 10/3/2013

On August 16, 2013 at 838am a Clayton County Sheriff’s Deputy observed Nicholas Reardon 32 of Guttenberg operating a motorcycle in the City of Guttenberg. The deputy was aware that Reardon did not have a valid license. The deputy stopped Reardon on Second Street near Main Street. Reardon was subsequently arrested for Driving While Barred and was transported to the Clayton County Jail where he was held pending an appearance before a judge.

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K9 Fundraiser

K9 Unit at Brown's Sales and LeasingThe Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the McGregor Achievement Club is holding a raffle to raise money for the purchase of a new K9. Currently the price to replace the K9 is approximately $11,000. Proceeds from the raffle will go towards the purchase of the new K9. A free will donation pork lunch, silent auction and open house at the Clayton County Law Enforcement Center on August 18 from 11am-4pm. The raffle drawing will also take place during this event.
 
In conjunction with the fundraiser, Brown’s Sales and Leasing of Elkader has contributed to the raffle by donating six tickets and use of the Victory Ford box seating area for this years’ championship race at the Farley Speedway in Farley. They also donated two $50 Gift Certificates for any of their dealerships.

Sheriff's Auction

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a live auction September 14, 2013 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Sheriff’s office. 

Items to be auctioned include vehicles, tools, TV’s, and other miscellaneous items.  A viewing of all items will be possible on September 13 through sale time.  All items are sold as is and all items will be sold.  Payment is due at the time of sale.  Any questions should be directed to Chief Deputy Johnson at the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office. 

Please click on the Read More button for the list of items up for auction.

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Clayton County K9 Fundraiser Exceeds Goal

The Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the McGregor Achievement Club held a raffle to raise money for the purchase of a new K9. Currently the price to replace the K9 is approximately $11,000. Proceeds from the raffle will go towards the purchase of the new K9. A free will donation pork lunch, silent auction and open house were held at the Clayton County Law Enforcement Center on August 18 from 11am-4pm. The raffle drawing will also take place during this event. During the event it is estimated that over 350 people attended. K9 Deputy Matt Moser did a presentation with the K9 toward the end of the day which the crowd really enjoyed. Special thanks goes to the McGregor Achievement Club for helping host the fundraiser, to McGregor Boat and Yacht club for their $2260 donation and to the City of Marquette for their $2125 donation to purchase training equipment. “An event like this is not possible without the help and support of our team” says Sheriff Tschirgi “they are a vital reason why this fundraiser was such a success. Everyone helped out in one way or another; we have a great team here.” After all contributions were totaled and expenses subtracted the fundraiser goal was met and exceeded with a grant total raised of $20,219!
 

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