Sheriff's Office responsibilities

  • criminal investigations
  • county jail operations
  • weapon permits
  • civil process such as sheriff's sales, paper service and garnishments
  • warrants, court orders and courtroom security

Purpose Statement

As the only law enforcement office in the nation elected by the people and for the people to constitutionally serve as the supreme law enforcement authority of Winneshiek County, our purpose and mission is to ensure the safety of the public in a friendly, approachable and ethical manner, while always upholding and protecting the constitutional rights of our citizens. 

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Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office

9 hours 25 minutes ago

Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office shared Winneshiek County Emergency Management's post.


The roads are becoming very slick here in Winneshiek County. PLEASE use extreme caution while driving.

Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office

9 hours 48 minutes ago

Congratulations to Chief Deputy Greg Torgrim as he brings his 31 years in law enforcement to a close. Greg began his law enforcement career with the Ossian Police Department and the Decorah Police Department. In 1990 he was hired as a deputy with the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office. In 2002 he was appointed by Sheriff Leon Bohr to serve as his Chief Deputy. When Sheriff Dan Marx took office in 2015, Greg was reappointed to Chief Deputy. Greg’s knowledge, expertise and sense of humor will definitely be missed!

Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office

11 hours 45 minutes ago

Case: WSO1703909
Date: 12/9/2017
Time: 10:04 PM
Incident/Charge: Warrant for stalking – violation of protective order
Location: Allamakee County Jail

Person: Brian Miller
Address: Postville, IA
Age: 38

Incident Details: Brian Miller was arrested and transported to the Winneshiek County Jail.

Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office

11 hours 46 minutes ago

Case: SO17000228
Date: 12/9/2017
Time: 12:16 AM
Incident/Charge: Operating while under the influence
Location: Decorah, IA

Person: Joshua Nordsving
Address: Canton, MN
Age: 27

Incident Details: Joshua Nordsving was arrested and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail.

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