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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 On July 14, 1981, Black Hawk County Sergeant William Mullikin 
    was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a reported sighting of the wanted suspect from the murder of Waterloo Police Officers Hoing and Rice a few days prior.

    The manhunt came to an end with the arrest of the suspect on 
    July 17, 1981 in a bean field outside La Porte City, Iowa.

37 years later, we honor the service and sacrifice of Sgt. William Mullikin.

July 1981

Late in the evening of July 12, 1981, Waterloo Police Officers
Michael Hoing and Wayne Rice were dispatched to a home answering a routine call on a loud stereo. Moments later both
Hoing and Rice lost their lives in the line of duty, gunned down by the suspect in the front yard of the residence.
The suspect was later captured and found guilty of the murder of Officers Hoing and Rice. The suspect spent many years in prison, where he later died.

37 years later, we honor the service and sacrifice of Officer Michael Hoing and Officer Wayne Rice.

July 1981

Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office Releases 2017 Annual Report

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Deputy of the Year 2017 Nicholas Stocks

Deputy of the Year 2017 Press Release

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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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Sheriff Tony Thompson


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