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Dallas County, Iowa Sheriff Overview

Dallas County is located in the central part of Iowa. Its county seat is in Adel. Dallas County is included in the Des Moines–West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Dallas County is named after George M. Dallas, Vice President of the United States of America under James K. Polk, the namesake of neighboring Polk County. Zip codes in Dallas County include 50003, 50038, 50039, 50066, 50063, 50069, 50070, 50109, 50146, 50167, 50220, 50233, 50261, 50263, 50276.

The Sheriff of Dallas County is currently Chad Leonard. You can contact the Sheriff through his email address at [email protected].

Dallas County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 201 Nile Kinnick Drive North
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: 515-993-4771
Fax: 515-993-6966

Inmate Search in Dallas County Jail

The Dallas County Jail maintains an online list of incarcerated inmates currently in their Facility. You can search for an inmate using the following filters: Name, Global Subject Number, Booking Number, Booking From Date, Booking To Date, In Custody. Each inmate’s file contains the following information: Name, Subject Number, Gender, Race, Height, Weight, Address, Aliases, Booking Date, Release Date, Prisoner Type, Housing Facility, Total Bond Amount, Total Bail Amount, Booking Origin, Bond Number, Bond Type, Bond Amount, Charge Description, Offense Date, Docket Number, Sentence Date, Disposition, Sentence Length, Crime Class, Court Date, Arresting Agency, Photo.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Accommodations are made for one 1 1/2 hour visit per inmate per week. Visiting days and hours vary according to the Dallas County jail facility. Due to limited staffing, visitation is allowed Monday through Friday only. Inmates are informed of visiting days and hours and are responsible for relaying this information to those who wish to visit them.

Government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license, military identification, passport or state-issued ID card, must be presented by each adult visitor. Visitors who do not have proper identification will not be permitted to visit.
Anyone held in the Dallas County Correctional Facility within the past six (6) months will not be allowed to visit current inmates.
Visitors must be appropriately dressed. Shoes, shirts and appropriate underclothing must be worn. Visitors wearing suggestive clothing, transparent fabric, short-shorts or mini-skirts will not be permitted to visit.
No one under the age of 18 is allowed to visit inmates without a court order. Orders may be obtained by an attorney.
Visitors must remain in the assigned visiting room/area during the visit and will be denied further visitation if determined to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Visitors may not give anything to or take anything from an inmate.
Proper behavior of all visitors is required.

Cell block Visitation Hours

Monday CB 152 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
CB 153 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Tuesday CB 124 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
CB 123 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Wednesday CB 118 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
CB 119 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
CB 120 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Thursday D-TOX North 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
D-TOX South 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

You can send mail to inmates through U.S. Mail, indicating the complete return address as follows:
Inmate’s full name
Inmate’s arrest number
Inmates cell number
201 Nile Kinnick Drive North
Adel, Iowa 50003-0187

Working at Dallas County Sheriff’s Office/Jail

A Dispatcher earns $18.00 – $21.90 hourly while a Deputy Sheriff (Patrol) earns $22.02 – $30.70 hourly or $42,696.78 – $59,527.30 annually.

Dispatcher Responsibilities:

  • Operates telephone console to receive incoming calls for assistance with police, fire and medical services
  • Questions caller to determine nature of problem and type of number of personnel and equipment needed, then dispatches the proper service agency within jurisdiction on a county wide basis
  • Operate telephone, radio broadcast system, multiple computer systems and any other equipment in the center
  • Operate the computer system linked to the State and National Crime Computer Systems
  • Operates two-way radio to dispatch police, fire, medical and other personnel and equipment and to relay instructions or information to remove units
  • Types commands on computer keyboard to update files and maintain logs
  • Tests communications and alarm equipment and backup systems to ensure serviceability
  • Provides pre-arrival instructions to caller
  • Activates alarm system to notify fire stations

    Deputy Sheriff Responsibilities:
    Patrol/Field Operations:
    Patrols an assigned area in a radio-equipped vehicle to maintain public peace, to prevent/detect the commission of crimes, to observe/ report/investigate violations of laws/ordinances, and to protect life/property
    Responds to calls/complaints including domestic/neighborhood disputes, rape, assault, robberies, disorderly conduct, vandalism, fire, emergencies, animal control and various incidents involving misdemeanors/ felonies; provides advice/assistance to citizens on criminal/civil processes; facilitates/mediates resolution of disputes; provides counseling/referral to community services
    Enforces traffic laws/issues citations; administers sobriety tests; provides assistance to motorists; controls/directs traffic; conducts vehicle searches
    Acts as first responder at scene of accidents/crimes; secures scene, provides emergency first aide/CPR; provides death notification to family members
    Conducts preliminary investigations; interviews witnesses/victims to obtain statements; collects, photographs/marks evidence; reconstructs the accident/crime scene by preparing detailed sketches/diagrams; takes measurements; prepares detailed reports; may conduct follow up investigations
    Apprehends/arrests individuals involved in the commission of a crime;executes warrants/court orders; transports offenders to jail; enforces court orders for mental commitments/evaluations
    Initiates the filing of charges against suspected criminals; files probable causes, complaint forms, and criminal histories to the County Attorney’s office; attends court proceedings/appears at hearings to assist/provide testimony regarding arrests/investigations
    Participates on internal/external committees/task-forces as assigned; conducts physical surveillance of suspected criminal activity; provides courthouse security
    Writes detailed/accurate reports to document activities including pre-preliminary complaints, supplemental/follow-up investigations, accident/incident reports, and daily activity logs
    Performs other duties as assigned
    Civil :
    Serve legal papers such as protective orders, subpoenas, summons/petitions, garnishments, orders to appear, citations, eviction notices, and other court processes to citizens within Dallas County
    Execution of Writs, conduct sheriff sales, and Levy’s
    Reprocesses, seizes, and transports property/persons as ordered by the Court
    Attend ISSDA Civil School
    Occasionally respond to calls for service to include traffic offenses
    Perform other duties as assigned by Sheriff or Chief Deputy

    Community Relations :
    Serves as liaison between the Sheriff’s Office and the community in an effort to present, coordinate, and increase awareness of various community programs
    Makes public presentations on crime prevention, safety, emergency preparedness, and personal/property protection to schools/community groups; provides training on domestic violence/protective orders to citizen groups
    Performs other duties as assigned

    Dispatcher Qualifications:
    High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
    Must obtain IOWA/NCIC certifications within six (6) months of employment and maintain throughout duration of employment.
    Must obtain Priority Dispatch certification in Police and Fire protocols within a time frame as established by the employer and maintain throughout the duration of employment
    Must attend required forty (40) hour BASIC Telecommunications program through the IOWA Law Enforcement Academy within one (1) year of hire date.

    The application form for the Dispatcher and Deputy Sheriff job can be found here.


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    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 Dallas 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

    Dallas 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:Dallas County Probation Department
    Location:905 Main Street, Adel, Iowa, 50003
  • Dallas County Jail Statistics
    Number of Persons Confined27
    Avg Daily Population32
    Name of new facilitynot applicable
    Full time payroll15
    Full time total employees15
    Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
    Other operating expendituresnot applicable
    Total construction costsnot applicable
    Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
    Year of original construction9000
    Year of major renovation1990
    Name of new facilitynot applicable

    Address: 201 NORTH 8TH STREET ADEL IA 50003

    Dallas County Unemployment and Median Household Income
    Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201644,232
    Number Employed Annual Average, 201643,037
    Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,195
    Unemployment Rate, 20162.7
    Median Household Income Annual Average, 201581,381
    Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
    Dallas County Poverty Data
    Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 20144,202
    Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20155.3
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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