Sheriff's Office

Sheriffs Office

It is the mission of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office to protect the lives and property of the residents of this county by providing the highest quality and most professional law enforcement, correctional, and support services attainable in a cost-effective manner.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is the second largest sheriff’s office in Iowa. We are a full service law enforcement agency that operates seven areas of public service, including the Patrol, Criminal (Detective), Communications, General Services, Finance, Civil, and Correctional Center Divisions.

We're Hiring Deputy Sheriffs

We are accepting Deputy Sheriff applications online until Sunday, December 19 at 5:00 PM.  All applicants must also attend the Linn County Civil Service Commission physical fitness and written exam as indicated below. 


Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Coe College - Clark Racquet Center
400 College Drive NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has a lateral transfer program for certified law enforcement peace officers. This program includes a $10,000 structured incentive and a starting salary based on years of service as a certified peace officer.  For further information on our lateral transfer program, please contact Colonel Doug Riniker at 319-892-6102.  
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