About the Sheriff's Office

Welcome to the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office. Our office is responsible for enforcing the laws of the State of Iowa and the ordinances of Dickinson County. We currently employ eight full-time deputies, four full-time jailers, one part-time jailer, six full-time dispatchers, one part-time dispatcher and one office manager.

Aside from patrolling the unincorporated areas of the county, the Sheriff's Office also contracts with the cities of Wahpeton, Superior and Terril. The Office is responsible for approximately 381 square miles of land and 23 square miles of water in Dickinson County.

Dickinson County is located in northwest Iowa along the Minnesota border and is home to the Iowa Great Lakes area, a popular tourist destination in the upper Midwest. The county is 404 square miles in size and contains approximately 14,480 acres of lakes. Among the lakes is Big Spirit Lake, the largest natural lake in Iowa at 5,684 acres (8.9 square miles) in size. The 2010 census showed 16,667 people lived in Dickinson County, up from 16,424 in 2000; one of the few rural counties in Iowa that continues to grow and prosper.

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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