Louisa County Sheriff


The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office is seeking employment for a full-time male jailer. This position includes full benefits. Applications can be obtained at the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, 12635 Co. Rd G56 Ste 102, Wapello or at www.louisacountyia.gov. Facebook applications are not accepted. Applications are due February 4, 2022. The Louisa County Jail is an equal opportunity employer.

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The Sheriff is the principal law officer of Louisa County.

The Sheriff is an elected official, with a term of four years.

The Sheriff’s Office is responsible in enforcing all federal, state, county and city ordinances within the county. These duties include investigations of thefts, vandalism, assaults, illegal drug activity, reported child and/or domestic abuse, and all other criminal allegations. The sheriff is also, is required to carry out duties related with involuntary commitment of persons with mental illness and duties related to condemnation of private property. Execute and return all writs and other legal processes issued to him by lawful authority. The Sheriff’s Office patrols the 418 square miles of the county and are the chief law enforcement for the cities of Oakville, Morning Sun, Fredonia, Letts and Grandview. The Sheriff’s Office provides 24 hour dispatching and law enforcement and has Enhanced 911 and a K-9 unit. Deputies enforce all traffic laws, including operating vehicles while intoxicated and accident investigations. Also, the sheriff is in charge of maintaining the jail. The Sheriff’s Office is a member of Muscatine County Drug Task Force and many employees are members of the Iowa State Sheriff’s and Deputies Association. The Sheriff’s office has Emergency Medical Dispatchers and the jailers are certified through the National Sheriff’s Association.