The County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for enforcing federal,state, county, and municipal laws and ordinances. This department patrols almost 800 miles of roads and routinely patrols the streets of municipalities.
The Sheriff is responsible for criminal investigations in the county, maintains the 10 bed county jail, serves Civil Process papers and court orders, and attending involuntary Hospitalizations and Condemnation hearings.
The Sheriff’s Office patrols the 480 square miles of the county and is the chief law enforcement for the cities of Lime Springs, Chester, Elma, Protivin, Riceville, and all other unincorporated areas of Howard County. The Sheriff’s Office provides 24 hour dispatching of Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS Services within Howard County.
Remember to call 911 if you have an emergency.
- County Sheriff: Tim Beckman
- Deputy: Ryan Vandewalker
- Deputy: Darwin Kueker
- Deputy: Rich Hollenbeck
- Deputy: Shane Thorson
- Deputy: Wade Michels
- Deputy: Jake Hofstra
- Deputy: Milan Grubl
- Civil Deputy: Jennifer Bauer
- Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm