Cedar County, Iowa Sheriff enforce state, county and city ordinances within the county.

  Cedar County, Iowa - Sheriff

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The Sheriff is an elected Cedar County official serving a four year term.

The Sheriff's Office is responsible in enforcing state, county and city ordinances within the county. Duties of the office include but are not limited to the following:

Reports of, and investigation of, thefts, vandalisms, assaults, illegal drug activity, reported child and/or domestic abuse, accidents and all other criminal allegations. Deputies are also responsible for the enforcement of traffic laws.
The Sheriff's Office is also required to carry out duties related with civil process including but not limited to:

 Original notices and petitions, garnishments, orders, sheriff sales, room and board reimbursements, evictions, protective orders and restraining orders, involuntary commitment of persons with mental illness and / or substance abuse, duties related to condemnation of private property and the execution and return all writs and other legal processes issued by lawful authority.

The Sheriff’s Office patrols 576 square miles of the county and is the chief law enforcement for the cities of Bennett, Clarence, Durant, Lowden, Mechanicsville, Stanwood, Tipton, West Branch and Wilton.

Cedar County, Iowa Law Enforcement Center

The Sheriff’s Office is located in the Cedar County Law Enforcement Center at the South end of Tipton. Turn to the east at the Liberty Trust Bank on South Street and head to the east located behind CDS.

Employees  are members of the  Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies Association.  


Iowa State Victim Notification Service

The IowaVINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and email notification when the offender’s custody status changes.  The toll-free number for IowaVINE is 888-7-IAVINE or 888-742-8463.  This service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about their offender’s custody status.

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The Cedar County Jail has a zero-tolerance for sexual abuse and is in compliance with The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003. For more information, please click on the link; www.prearesourcecenter.org.


Cedar County Sheriff

Address of
Sheriff's office:
Cedar County Law
Enforcement Center
711 E. South St.
Tipton, IA 52772-1977

Hours Office is open:
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Phone Number:

Dispatch 24 Hour Number:
(563) 886-2121

Crime Stoppers:
(563) 886-6618

FAX Number:
(563) 886-2095

Office holder name:
Cedar County Sheriff
Warren Wethington

Employees in
Sheriff's Office:
Chief Deputy
Kevin Knoche

Chief Deputy
Jail Administrator
Bode Koranda




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