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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 Harlan, Defiance, Earling, Elk Horn, Irwin, Kirkman, Panama, Portsmouth, Shelby, Tennant, and Westphalia, based on a per capita charge.

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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Sheriff's office staff includes:

Neil Gross - Sheriff 83-1

Cody Eckles - Chief Deputy 83-2

Chad Butler - Sergeant 83-7

Jacob Hoss - Deputy 83-4

Nathan Pigsley - K-9 Deputy 83-5

Nathan Tibbets - Deputy 83-10

Bill McDaniel - Deputy 83-3

RJ Bielenberg - Deputy 83-201 (School Resource Officer)

Lee Whyte - Deputy 83-8

Ben Wegner - Deputy 83-6

Noah Schilling - Deputy 83-12

Ray Ohl - Deputy 83-11

Kasey Brosamle - Deputy 83-9

Blake Patten - Deputy 83-14

Derrick Steffen - Deputy 83-16

Wren Koch - Deputy 83-13

Contact Information

Shelby County Courthouse
612 Court Street
Harlan, Iowa 51537