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Hamilton County Sheriff

The County Sheriff is the principle peace office of the county and:

  • Summons grand jurors and trial jurors

  • May call any person to his/her aid, and when necessary summons the power of the county.

  • Serves subpoenas and other notices and levies on property when a judgment has been secured

  • Executes and returns all writs and other legal processes issued by lawful authority

  • Custodian of the county jail, and responsible for all prisoners committed to him until discharged by law

  • On commitment from the Clerk of District Court convey convicts to the penitentiary and patient to mental health facilities

  • Required to make especial investigations into alleged law violations when directed by the County Attorney

  • In unincorporated areas of the county the Sheriff is responsible for law enforcement and provides for law enforcement services for towns that contract with the office

  • Issues all gun permits and is in charge of the county drug task force


The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has a Zero Tolerance policy towards
all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Investigations regarding
any alleged sexual abuse shall be fully investigated and forwarded to the
Hamilton County Attorney for review and potential prosecution.

In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003; the
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office shall protect inmates from sexual assault,
sexual harassment, inmates who engage in sex with employees, and
inmate-inmate sexual assault. Violations of this nature affect security
and staff safety, and pose long-term risks to inmates and staff inside
the Hamilton County Jail and to the public when victimized inmates are
released into the community.  

PREA 2015 Annual Report




 Doug Timmons

Douglas Timmons
Scott McConnell
Chief Deputy
Office Staff:
 Luanne Paper
 Julie Runyon
 Tracy Queen
Hamilton County Courthouse
2300 Superior Street, Suite 8
Webster City, Iowa 50595
Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday 
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.