Clayton County, Iowa

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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


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Local Business and Banks donate to K9 Fundraiser

The 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. The Lady Luck Casino Lady Luck Community Development Committee presented K9 Deputy Moser with a check for $500 to help purchase the new K9.


Sheriff's News Release - 7/17/2013

On July 6th 2013 at approximately 530pm a Clayton County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic offense on Hwy 52 near 390th Street. While making contact with the driver the deputy observed signs in the driver and passenger which led to the deployment of the Sheriff’s K9 unit. During a search of the vehicle the K9 alerted to the presence of a controlled substance. The driver Zachary Hardin 22 of Manchester and his passenger Daniel Marshall 23 of Manchester where both placed under arrest after deputies located illegal narcotics, drug paraphernalia and a handgun. Hardin is charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Marshall is charged with Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Paraphernalia. Hardin and Marshall where transported to the Clayton County Jail where they were held pending an appearance before a judge. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol.


What's New in County 22 - June 2013

Is everyone tired of rain? I’ve been through a few floods in my career. Well actually quite a few, and when I pulled down into Spook Cave this year, it reminded me of the flood in 1991. I think it was because it came up so fast, and because of that it actually made me a little nervous. In 1991 People were stranded at Spook Cave on the other side of the Bloody Run. Campers were floating. We did manage to walk across the railroad bridge and get the people across but it was a little nerve racking. At St. Olaf in 91’ Sheriff Dietrich, Alan Mitchell and I took a boat up and rescued a gentleman clinging to a tree that was trying to chase cattle in. We did this while I saw cattle and trees floating downstream. The next morning we then dealt with the rising Volga and Turkey rivers. Back then we didn’t see flooding very often and now it seems like a routine or flooding every couple of years. I know several areas got washed out this year in all parts of the county. Some campgrounds flooded more than once. I would just like to re-iterate that if we can be of any assistance with a work crew of jail inmates to anyone, please give me a call and I will see what is available and what I can do.


What's New in County 22 - May 2013

This month in What’s New in County 22, I would like to talk about traffic stop procedures and what you should do in the event you would happen to see flashing lights or get stopped by an officer. Before I start talking about that topic I would like to remind business owners that if they have moved, or changed anything in the last year, please contact our dispatch and advise them of your after hour phone numbers or persons to contact. Our Dispatch Center keeps phone numbers and/or contact information for businesses in the event an officer finds an open door or something unusual. They have asked me to put this information in my article because they have been running into a lot of unknown numbers lately. Now let’s talk about traffic stops and flashing lights on the roadways.


2012 Clayton County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

On March 27, 2013 the Clayton County Law Enforcement Association (CCLEA) has announced Deputy Shawn Boeke as the 2012 Clayton County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.  The announcement follows the 2012 decision by CCLEA members to establish the annual award.  All nominations for the award come from peers who work within Clayton County.



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