Peter A. Wilson

Command Staff
Title: Major- Second Deputy: Jail Administrator
Phone: 319-892-6300

Major Peter Wilson currently serves as the Jail Administrator. He has been with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office since 1996. Peter started with the Sheriff’s Office in the Correctional Center and served as OWI (drunk driver) Processor until he transferred to the Patrol Division in 2001. Peter was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on May 29, 2005, where he was assigned to the Correctional Center. Peter was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on January 2, 2009, and named Assistant Jail Administrator by newly elected Sheriff, Brian Gardner. On May 15, 2011, Sheriff Gardner appointed Peter as a second deputy with the rank of Major. Major Wilson currently serves as the Jail Administrator and oversees the daily operation of the 409 bed Correctional Center. Major Wilson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Mount Mercy College. He is state certified as both a Firearms Instructor and Accident Reconstructionist. 

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