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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 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


The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff. In order to be considered, applicants must submit an online application by 12 NOON on Monday May 3rd, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted. Apply at the following link:

Black Hawk County Human Resources Job Openings


For more information about the position of Deputy Sheriff, visit:

Civil Service Commission Posting

General Job Description

Basic Qualifications

Hiring Process


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!

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

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Sheriff Tony Thompson


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