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The Patrol Division the backbone of the Sheriff's Office.  We deploy five shifts, generally consisting of regular patrol deputies, with either a Sergeant or Corporal on duty overlapping with the regular patrol deputies.  Patrol is responsible for initially handling of calls for service and perform most initial investigations, including follow-up investigations, service of civil papers and provide citizen assistance activities.

The Sheriff's Office handles all routine and emergency calls and regularly patrols all areas of the county.  The Sheriff and Sheriff's Deputies are the police force for residents of the unincorporated areas of the county.

The Sheriff's Office provides for contracted law enforcement for several smaller towns in the county.    The Sheriff's Office, by contract, provides law enforcement for the cities of Little Sioux, Magnolia, Modale, Mondamin, Persia, and Pisgah.

The Sheriff's Office also issues permits to purchase and carry firearms; provides security for special events in the county, like the 4-H Fair.

Before the Harrison County Sheriff's Office will serve any civil process, Directions to the Sheriff must be received, along with the documents you want served.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office is mandated by the Code of Iowa to charge fees for service of civil documents.  The Harrison County Sheriff's Office can refuse to serve most civil documents without the payment of advanced fees.

Civil Paper Service Fee List

Persons in good standing and certain pre-approved companies may be billed for the service fees.  All others may be requested to pay advanced fees. 

The type of paper served and the location for service determines the amount of service fee required.

Pursuant to the Iowa Court Rules (Rules of Civil Procedure) after serving a document with a court case number, the Return of Service will be sent to the appropriate Clerk of Court unless requested differently.  If no case number is indicated, the Return of Service will be sent to the person or firm who requested the service.



The IowaVINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and email notification when the offender’s custody status changes.  The toll-free number for IowaVINE is 888-7-IAVINE or 888-742-8463.  This service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about their offender’s custody status.


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Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013 12:42:12 PM