Captain Randy Rowland began his employment with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office in March of 1980. He started his career in the Jail as a Deputy and then transferred to the Civil Division in January of 1983. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in December of 1996 and remained as a supervisor of the Civil Division. In 2006, he transferred to the Patrol Division as the overnight patrol supervisor. In December of 2006, he was transferred to the General Services Division. In January of 2008, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was the Assistant Commander of both the Civil and General Services Divisions. In January of 2009, he became the Commander of the Civil Division. Rowland was promoted to the rank of Captain in August of 2017 and continues overseeing the Civil Division. Rowland has received an Associates of Arts degree in Law Enforcement from Kirkwood Community College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Mount Mercy College. Rowland graduated from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety – School of Police Staff and Command in August 2016 and became a Certified Credible Leader (CCL) in 2019. Since 1989, Rowland has been a crisis negotiator for the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. Captain Rowland is a member of the Iowa State Sheriff’s & Deputies Association. He is also one of the instructors at the annual ISSDA Civil School and is on the Civil Book Committee.