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 will be testing for the position of Deputy Sheriff on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Non-refundable application fee is $15.00.  Application forms and additional information can be obtained from the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office at 319-291-5007.  Starting salary is $20.40/hr. plus benefits.  Application deadline is 12:00 pm noon on Thursday, October 15, 2015.      NOTE:  no late applications accepted.

General Job Description

Basic Qualifications

Hiring Process

It is with deep regret that the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office advises that near 9 year veteran Deputy Tim Petersen was killed Tuesday August 4th 2015 in a motor vehicle accident in Waterloo.  Deputy Petersen is survived by his wife and 5 year old son.
Deputy Petersen was a hard working individual assigned to the Patrol Division.  He greatly enjoyed his career.



Memorials may be directed to the Tim Petersen Family Memorial Fund at Veridian Credit Union.


Thank you to all the participants, volunteers and everyone that attended the recent DON'T golf tournament!

Beginning February 1st, 2015, the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office implemented an Online Weapons Permit System, and no longer accepts paper applications. You can access this website at the link below to begin the application process. Additional computer kiosks are available in the Sheriff's Office Lobby if you wish to apply in person, or have any questions.

On-line Weapons Permit Application

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!  
October 20th 6:30pm Raymond  Raymond City Hall, 101 1st Street, Raymond
November 4th 5:30pm Dewar Dewar Community Center, Corner of 3rd Street and Raymond Road, Dewar
December 15th 6:30pm Gilbertville Gilbertville American Legion Post 714, 1110 6th Street, Gilbertville

2014 Black Hawk County Deputy of the Year

Deputy Scott Boldt

"Deputy Boldt establishes a standard in his performance worthy of anyone to try to emulate. He is a strong leader and possesses a pleasant and friendly disposition with all who he encounters.” His service is deeply appreciated and his job performance is certainly worthy of this recognition.

The Press Release can be found here:

Deputy of the Year 2014 Announcement

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


During 2012, 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

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Sheriff Tony Thompson


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