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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What's New in County 22 - September 2013

Lately at the sheriff’s office we have been busy with fall events throughout the county.  It seems every year once the Clayton County Fair is over I think to myself things will slow down, but that is when the fall events start “clicking” every weekend.  With the peak of the leaf season ahead I’m sure traffic on the roadways will be busy.  Please use caution and take your time.  It’s also that time of year I remind folks to slow down for our farming community.  They are just starting to enter the fields and you may come across them on the roadways driving slower than you and maybe a little wider.  Be safe and take your time to pass. 


Clayton County Hires New Deputy

Due to a vacancy in the patrol division Sheriff Michael Tschirgi has selected Michael Aschinger to fill vacancy.
Michael T. Aschinger is the husband of the beautiful April Aschinger and a father of two beautiful girls (Autumn and Bria) with one on the way. Michael was born and raised in the west coast of the USA between Southern California and Northern Oregon. He moved to Iowa with a military assignment in 2007. He has been in various components of the Army since 1999, has served two tours in Iraq, and is currently in the Army Reserve where he is a Master Sergeant (E8). He received a Bachelors' of Science in Social Science from Upper Iowa University in 2010 and a Masters in Human Services: Executive Leadership from Liberty University in 2013.
Michael started his career in law enforcement in 2009 as a Reserve for the Clayton County Sheriff's Office. He graduated the Iowa Reserve Law Enforcement Academy in 2010 and served additionally as a Reserve for the Monona Police Department. He graduated the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in April 2013 and served with the Monona Police Department until his hire with the Clayton County Sheriff's Office in August. In his free time Michael enjoys the outdoors, which is one of the many reasons he made beautiful Clayton County his home. 

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, the department will be able to send text message (SMS) and e-mail alerts to subscribers in a specific area, down to .25 miles.


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.


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.


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