Sheriff's Office

Sheriffs Office

To protect the lives and property of the citizens of this county by providing the best, most professional law enforcement services attainable. 

The Linn County Sheriff's Office is the second largest sheriff's office in Iowa. We employ 186 full-time employees; 120 of which are sworn.  In addition, we “employ” a reserve deputy sheriff force of 31 members who volunteer their time to the community.  For FY15, our budget is $19.8 million.

We are a full service law enforcement agency that operates seven areas of public service, including the Patrol, Criminal (detective), Communications, General Services, Finance, Civil, and Correctional Center Divisions

Now Hiring - Deputy Sheriff Positions

In an effort to encourage qualified applicants, we are hosting two orientation sessions at our office, located at 310 2nd Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids.  The orientations will focus on the Deputy Sheriff application and testing process.  In addition, an overview of the Sheriff’s Office and possible career advancement opportunities for perspective deputy sheriff candidates will also be discussed. 

The orientation sessions will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM and Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM.  The sessions should last no more than two hours each.

Applications are available online or at:

Linn County Public Services Center
Human Resources Department
935 2nd Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA. 52404-2100

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on June 3rd.  All completed applications must be returned to the Linn County Human Resources Department at the address shown above.

Testing for this position will be held on June 20, 2015 at 8:00 am at Linn-Mar High School.  See application packet for more information.

The position of Deputy Sheriff is a Civil Service position and Linn County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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