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Black Hawk County, Iowa Sheriff Overview

Black Hawk County is a county found in the northeastern part of Iowa, with its county seat in Waterloo. Black Hawk County is part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is also Iowa’s fourth-most populous county, as of 2010. Black Hawk County is named after Black Hawk, a Sauk leader during the 1832 Black Hawk War. Zip codes in Black Hawk County include 50613, 50614, 50623, 50626, 50634, 50643, 50651, 50667, 50701, 50702, 50703, 50704, 50707.

Sheriff Tony Thompson is the current head of the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office. His contact information includes his email address ([email protected]).

Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 225 East 6th Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
Phone: 319-291-2587
Fax: 319-291-2541

Inmate Search in Black Hawk County Jail

The Black Hawk County Jail maintains an online list of incarcerated inmates currently in their Facility. You can search for an inmate using the following filters: Inmate Name, Date Booked, Date Booked Range, Charge. The file of each inmate contains: Name, Date Booked, Age, Height, Weight, Gender, Race, Hair Color, Eye Color, City, Court/Bond Case #, Charge, Bond Amount, Bond Type, Date Paid.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to refuse visitor access. Visitors are expected to abide by the following rules:

Inmate visitors must be 18 years or older and have a non-expired government-issued photo ID.
Inmate visitor parking is not allowed in the front parking lot during normal business hours. This lot is reserved for Sheriff’s Office business only.
Persons under 18 years of age are not allowed in the visitation waiting area.
If you visit more than one inmate, you will be required to wait ½ hour between visit times.
Personal property such as purses, cell phones, cameras, paper, pen, etc., is not allowed upstairs. Lockers are available for these items. Please turn off your cell phone when placing it in a locker.
Food and drinks are not allowed at visitation or the visitation waiting area.
Profanity, cursing and derogatory remarks are not allowed. Keep noise down to a minimum.
Do not use your cell phone when checking in for visits.
Tank tops and tops with spaghetti straps are not allowed. Shoulders must be covered.
Low cut shirts that show chest cleavage are not allowed.
Shorts and skirts are not allowed if they are deemed inappropriate or too short.
Pants must be worn at the waist.
Jackets and coats will not be worn upstairs.
Headwear of any kind is not allowed, unless for a verified religious reason and pre-approved by jail staff.

If the inmate you are visiting is housed in unit A1, the two visitation days are Monday and Thursday.
If the inmate you are visiting is housed in unit A2 (SHU), the one visitation day is Wednesday.
If the inmate you are visiting is housed in unit A3, the two visitation days are Tuesday and Friday.
If the inmate you are visiting is female and in the SHU, the one visitation day is Wednesday.

All inmate visits are scheduled for Monday through Friday (Excluding holidays) and start at 8:30am, 9am, 9:30am, 10am, and 10:30am. After lunch, the visits restart at 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, and 2pm. There is also evening visitation for general population only inmates starting at 7pm and 7:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays only.

You can send mail to inmates through U.S. Mail, indicating the complete return address as follows:
(Inmate name)
Black Hawk County Jail
225 East 6th St.
Waterloo, IA 50703

Inmates can receive money for their account by money orders or certified cashier’s check sent to the jail using a delivery service (i.e. USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.). Money orders and cashier’s checks can be sent through mail.

To set up an inmate phone account with GTL, you can call 1-877-650-4249 or visit

Sex Offender Search and Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. The definition of a sex offender is a person convicted of a crime involving sex, including rape, molestation, and production or distribution of child pornography.

You can access this information online for Black Hawk County by going to this link, but bear in mind that searches sometimes reveal primary last known addresses or, rather the block that they live on. You are also required to accept a disclosure to use the database.

Bail and Bail Bondsman

The bail and bond process is used to secure your release from jail in exchange for meeting certain conditions. It is imposed to ensure that you will make your court dates and not commit any further offenses while out. An Iowa criminal lawyer will bring up the issue of bail at your initial appearance before a judge. The judge makes a determination as to the conditions for your release until your next court date.

Just as Iowa provides sentencing guidelines, it offers guidelines for bail bonds. The bond schedule for crimes other than forcible felonies and misdemeanors is as follows:

Manufacturing or delivery of certain controlled substances – $25,000
Felony for manufacturing or delivery of certain controlled substances – $50,000
Class B felony – $25,000
Class C felony – $10,000
Class D felony – $5,000
Aggravated misdemeanor – $2,000
Serious misdemeanor – $1,000
Simple misdemeanor – $300

Black Hawk County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office:Black Hawk County Probation Department
Location:225 East 6th Street, Waterloo, Iowa, 50703
Black Hawk County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined234
Avg Daily Population240
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll94
Full time total employees94
Total salaries and wages4100000
Other operating expenditures1400000
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc0
Year of original construction1995
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable

Address: 225 E 6TH STREET WATERLOO IA 50703

Black Hawk County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201669,678
Number Employed Annual Average, 201666,398
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20163,280
Unemployment Rate, 20164.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201550,335
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Black Hawk County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201418,161
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201514.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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