Help Wanted: 911 Dispatcher

The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office is looking to hire a full time 911 Communications Dispatcher. This is a night position and must be able to work weekends and holidays.

Applicants must have above average communications skills and have the ability to multi-task and all applicants are subject to a background investigation. The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office offers excellent pay and benefits.

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume by October 9 at 4:30 PM by mail to: Dickinson County Sheriffs Office, Attn: Jarrod Fischer, PO Box 214, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360. You may drop the resume off at the Sheriff's Office or e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For questions, please call Jarrod Fischer at 712-336-2525. The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full info from fatality accident 4-17-2013

DCSO investigated a two vehicle motor vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 6:59PM in the 1800 block of 310 Ave (N-14).



A 2005 Ford Focus was driven southbound by Marie Petersen (71) of Spencer Iowa when she lost control of the vehicle on icy roads.  The Focus crossed the center line and collided with a northbound 2009 Peterbilt Semi tractor/trailer driven by Kevin Graven (55) of Rippey Iowa.


Marie Petersen and her passenger Duane Petersen (72) were killed in the accident.  Graven was uninjured.  Damage was estimated at $6900 to the Ford and $3500 to the Peterbilt.  The accident remains under investigation.


DCSO thanks the following for their assistance on scene:

Iowa State Patrol

Superior Rescue

Superior Fire Department

Milford Rescue - Extrication unit

Spirit Lake Ambulance

Jennings Repair & Tow

Location & Contact Info

Dickinson County Sheriff's Office

Physical Address
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 1200
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 214
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

(t) 712-336-2793
(f) 712-336-1946

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Dickinson County E-911

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E-911 website

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