We are sincerely proud of our distinguished history, and are committed to future excellence through proactive, aggressive, and innovative policing to positively impact Black Hawk County citizens. This website demonstrates our pledge to provide consistently excellent service with a community outreach focus.
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The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office is holding a hiring rotation for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Applications must be submitted via:

Black Hawk County Human Resources Web Portal

Applications must be submitted by Monday June 15th, 2020 at NOON. No late applications will be accepted.

General Job Description

Basic Qualifications

Hiring Process

Deputy Sheriff Testing Notice


BE ADVISED: in order to be employed as a Deputy Sheriff, you are required to meet certain minimum qualifications as described in the job posting. Your qualifications will be determined by use of background checks, polygraph examinations, physical fitness tests, cognitive tests and other methods. If you will not meet the minimum qualifications in the job posting, we ask that you not take the Police Officer Selection Test (POST) due to the time and expense involved.



The United States Attorney's Office has recently released information pertaining to ongoing scams during the current virus.

Coronavirus / COVID 19 Scam Informational Brochure


With the ongoing coronavirus / COVID 19 events, the Sheriff's Office has implemented the following changes until further notice:


Sex offender registrations will be handled via telephone. Individuals subject to registration should call 319-291-2587 to register over the phone, the paperwork will then be mailed out. All existing registration and time requirements remain in place.

Sheriff's Office administrative services remain open at this time, however we have limited front office visitors to one at a time inside the building. The front doors will remain locked, and visitors will be allowed in accordingly.

Jail inmate visitation has been canceled as of March 18th, 2020. Limited professional visitation remains in place.

Fingerprinting has been suspended at this time.


It is possible that these changes could be modified, depending on the progression of the virus. We appreciate everyone's cooperation during this time, and urge individuals to call in at 319-291-2587 if you have any questions.


For more information as it is released, please visit the following websites:


Black Hawk County Health Department COVID 19 Website

Iowa Department of Public Health

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 Website


Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office 2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report Press Release

Upcoming Sheriff's Town Hall Meetings

Since Sheriff Thompson was elected in 2008 and in every month since, he has hosted a community meeting somewhere in the county.  The locations move each month to a different community, in order to provide a transparent look at the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office, allow the community to voice concerns, and spotlight programs and services offered by the Sheriff's Office. Everyone is welcome to attend!

              Tuesday, March 24th                 
     Janesville          *CANCELED*    
April, 2020
May, 2020  TBA

Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office
225 E 6th Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

Excellence in Law Enforcement


Sheriff Tony Thompson


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