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. 

Latest Facebook News

Case: WSO1700184
Date: 10/15/2017
Time: 12:38 PM
Incident/Charge: Theft 5th degree
Location: Winneshiek County Jail

Person: Crystal Kramer
Address: Cresco, IA
Age: 33

Incident Details: While incarcerated in the Winneshiek County Jail, Crystal Kramer committed a theft of phone minutes from another inmate. Kramer was cited for theft 5th degree.

Case: SO17000181
Date: 10/14/2017
Time: 10:12 AM
Incident/Charge: Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
Location: Ossian, Iowa

Person: Angela Franzen
Address: Ossian, IA
Age: 42

Incident Details: Following an incident in Ossian Angela Franzen was taken by ambulance to be checked out then was arrested and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail.

Case: SO17000168
Date: 9/22/2017
Time: 11:41 PM
Incident/Charge: Aggravated Misdemeanor Operating While Under the Influence 2nd Offense
Location: 355TH Street near Burr Oak

Person: Michael Zidlicky
Address: Decorah, Iowa
Age: 39

Incident Details: Michael Zidlicky was involved in an accident on September 22 and toxicology results showed Zidlicky was under the influence. Zidlicky was charged with operating while under the influence 2nd offense.

Case: WSO1701859
Date: 10/12/2017
Time: 9:03 PM
Incident/Charge: (2) Violation of Probation Warrants
Location: Decorah, Iowa

Person: Jerome Sanderson
Address: Decorah, IA
Age: 39

Incident Details: Jerome Sanderson was arrested and booked into the Winneshiek County Jail.

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