Sheriff Overview

 Neil Gross,
Sheriff 83-1

The County's principal peace officer is the Shelby County Sheriff, who is elected every four years. The Sheriff and the Deputies are the law enforcement for the residents of Shelby County, plus provide contract law enforcement for the Cities of Defiance, Earling, Elk Horn, Irwin, Kirkman, Panama, Portsmouth, Shelby, Tennant, and Westphalia, based on a per capita charge.

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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.

Sheriff's Department staff includes:

Chief Deputy 83-2, 
Cody Eckles

Sergeant 83-7, 
Chad Butler

Deputy 83-8
Kelly Lefeber

Deputy 83-6, 
Glenn Birks

K-9 Deputy 83-5, 
Nathan Pigsley (K-9 Odin)

K-9 Deputy 83-9
Braden Quist (K-9 Corty)

Deputy 83-4 
Jacob Hoss

Deputy 83-10
Nathan Tibbets

Deputy 83-3
Bill McDaniel

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Contact Information

Neil Gross
Shelby County Sheriff
Office and Jail
1104 9th Street
Harlan, Iowa 51537
Office Phone: 712.755.5026
Jail Phone: 712.755.2501
Fax: 712.755.2481
Office Hours: 8am-4pm M-F
The after hours entrance is
located on the southwest
corner of the building.
Email: ngross@shco.org

Law Enforcement is provided
24 hours per day.

Shelby County Courthouse

612 Court Street
Harlan, Iowa 51537
Monday - Friday
8 am - 4:30 pm