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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Effective April 1st, 2018, the Jail will resume normal inmate visitation hours. Morning inmate visits are held Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) at 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM, and 10:30 AM. Afternoon visits are held at 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, and 2:00 PM. Evening visits for general population inmates are held Monday and Wednesday at 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

Black Hawk County Jail Visitation Rules and Regulations

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office will hold a hiring rotation for the position of Deputy Sheriff.

Applications must be submitted by May 4th, 2018 by 12:00 Noon. No late applications will be accepted. A nonrefundable $15.00 application fee is due at the time of application.

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Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office Releases 2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report Press Release

Effective January 1, 2018:  Any books or magazines mailed to inmates that we accept, become the property of the jail and will be stamped as such.  These items can then be given to the designated inmate to use while they are here.  Once they leave, the books/magazines remain with the jail and will be placed in the library for other inmates to use.  This will eliminate the need to store excess property.  The 3 book/magazine rule addressed in the jail rule book applies at all times.

Deputy of the Year 2017 Nicholas Stocks

Deputy of the Year 2017 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!

March 21st 6:30pm Cedar Falls Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main Street, Cedar Falls
April 19th
Elk Run Heights City Council Chambers, Elk Run Heights City Hall, 5042 Lafayette Road
May 15th 6:30pm Dunkerton City Council Chambers, 200 East Tower Street, Dunkerton

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

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Sheriff Tony Thompson


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