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 accident during the manhunt for the individual that murdered Waterloo Police Officers Michael Hoing and Wayne Rice on July 12, 1981.

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

We forever honor the service and sacrifice of Officers Hoing and Rice, and Sergeant Mullikin.

ODMP William Mullikin

ODMP Michael Hoing

ODMP Wayne Rice

July of 1981

Notice: We will be updating the Weapon Law page as procedural issues related to the 2017 Weapon Law changes are confirmed. Some information contained herein will be changed in the near future.

Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office Releases 2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report Press Release

Deputy of the Year 2016 Harold Oliver

Deputy of the Year 2016 Press Release

Deputy of the Year Webpage

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!

June 15th  6:30pm Janesville Riviera Roose Community Center, 307 Maple St., Janesville
July 13th 6:30pm Waterloo Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial Street, Waterloo
August 17th 6:30pm Hudson Hudson Public Library, 525 Jefferson Street, Hudson
September 19th 6:30pm Gilbertville American Legion Post #714, 1110 6th Street, Gilbertville


New Details about the Range Training Facility can be found HERE.
Including directions, range info, contacts and schedules.



The Inmate Worker Program has had significant impact on...(READ MORE)


The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office has Posted the New Fee Schedule since 2011!

New Fees ---> HERE

This Website: Paid For And Maintained By Seized And Forfeited Assets in Black Hawk County.

Sheriff Tony Thompson


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