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Sheriff & Jail

Law Enforcement Center

935 Highway 69 N.
Forest City, IA 50436
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Contact Information

641-585-7590 (Civil Office)
641-585-3632 (Jail)
641-585-8811 (Jail Fax)
641-585-3239 (Fax)


Civil Office
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Holiday Closures

Sheriff & Jail

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office provides primary law enforcement for all of rural Winnebago County, as well as the cities of Buffalo Center, Leland, Thompson, Scarville, and Rake.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office to provide public safety through professional and proactive law enforcement. It is our goal to maintain the public trust through the highest standards of performance, ethics, and integrity.

Our Team

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