Sheriff's Office

Sheriffs Office

Due to COVID-19, effective Tuesday, March 23, 2020, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office will be closed to the public. We will continue to conduct business during our normal business hours via telephone, email and our website. 

It is the mission of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office to protect the lives and property of the residents of this county by providing the highest quality and most professional law enforcement, correctional, and support services attainable in a cost-effective manner.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is the second largest sheriff’s office in Iowa. We are a full service law enforcement agency that operates seven areas of public service, including the Patrol, Criminal (Detective), Communications, General Services, Finance, Civil, and Correctional Center Divisions.

We're Hiring Deputy Sheriffs

If you are interested in a career in law enforcement, consider the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. We are one of the most progressive departments in Iowa and offer excellent wages, benefits, and opportunities for advancement. You need no previous experience and will be paid during the time that you are trained. Submit your application online before Sunday, April 11 at 5 PM.

In addition to submitting your application online, all applicants must attend the required Civil Service Physical Fitness and Written Exam as follows.

Civil Service Physical Fitness Exam 
Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Coe College - Clark Racquet Center 
400 College Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA

Civil Service Written Exam 
Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Linn County Sheriff's Office 
310 2nd Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

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