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The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office will be holding Blue Courage: The Heart and Mind of the Guardian Training and Blue Courage Instructor Training Classes October 21-24, 2019. This training is free. Personnel wishing to become trainers must also attend the October 21st and 22nd training classes. Questions can be forwarded to Deputy Hoffman, at 319-291-5035, or rhoffman@bhcso.org

For more information, visit the Blue Courage Website at:


The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office will be testing for the position of Deputy Sheriff on Saturday, November 9th. A non-refundable application fee of $15.00 is due upon application. Applications are available and can only be submitted via the Black Hawk County Human Resources web page. Application deadline is October 18th, 2019 at Noon. No late applications will be accepted. Starting salary is $23.56/hr, plus benefits.

Check in on test day for agility and written tests will be between 7:30 and 8:00 AM at the "W" on the Wartburg College Campus, 400 12th Street, Waverly, Iowa

You MUST show ID when checking in. Qualifying candidates are subject to a pre-employment physical, which includes drug testing. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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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!


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

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