Criminal Division


The detectives of the Criminal Division conducts crime scene processing activities, follow up investigations on initial crime reports, initiates narcotics and vice investigations.  The Sheriff’s Office has a 70% case clearance rate, well above the national average.  The deputies also work burglaries, robberies, thefts, frauds, assaults, harassment's, stolen vehicles, and sexual abuse.  One of the detectives is also assigned full-time to the local DEA drug task force.    

The Criminal Division is responsible for maintaining officer's investigative reports, accident/theft reports, fingerprintingSex Offender Registry and issue permits to acquire and carry handguns.  This office has support staff that may also assist you in obtaining copies of accident/criminal reports, Iowa driver's license records, or criminal history checks.  This information may be available by contacting the Sheriff's Office during normal business hours (Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm), the fee is expected at time of request.

Sheriff's Office has a property/evidence room open Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm.  To inquire about found property, contact Sgt Shawn Ireland 319 892-6114 or email shawn.ireland@linncounty.org.  To pick up property or to ask questions about your property, please call or email Sgt Ireland.  You may also contact the Linn County Auditor 319 892-5300 to inquire about lost/found property.  The Sheriff's Office stores the lost/found property and the Auditor's Office is the custodian of it.


Safety Tips/Links:

Click here for the pamphlet Preventing Burglary- A Citizens Guide

Re-Claiming Your Space - A Safety Guide for Victims of Stalking