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.
Sheriff's Most Wanted Who's In Jail
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The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office is hiring for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Applications must be submitted via the Black Hawk County Human Resources web link below by 12:00 PM (Noon) on Friday, September 3, 2021. No late applications will be accepted.

Black Hawk County Human Resources Web Link

Deputy Sheriff Testing Notice

General Job Description

Basic Qualifications

Hiring Process


 Beginning July 1, 2021, Iowa's Weapon Permit Laws will change with HF756 signed into law by Governor Reynolds on April 2, 2021. More information can be found at the link below.

Iowa DPS HF756 - Iowa's New Weapon Permit Law

Permit to Carry Flowchart


Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office 2020 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report Press Release

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 2021
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July 2021
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Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office
225 E 6th Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

Excellence in Law Enforcement



Sheriff Tony Thompson


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