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Pottawattamie County, Iowa Sheriff Overview

Pottawattamie County is a county found in the southwestern part of Iowa, with its county seat in Council Bluffs. Pottawattamie County is included in the Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Pottawattamie County is named after the Potawatomi Native American tribe. Zip codes in Pottawattamie County include 51501, 51503, 51510, 51521, 51526, 51525, 51532, 51536, 51535, 51542, 51541, 51544, 51549, 51548, 51553, 51555, 51559, 51560, 51570, 51571, 51575, 51577, 51576.

The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office is headed by Jefferey D. Danker.

Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 1400 Big Lake Road
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
Phone: 328-5737

Inmate Search in Pottawattamie County Jail

The Pottawattamie County Jail has an online list of inmates incarcerated in their Facility. You can search for an inmate using the following filters: Alphabetical Arrangement. The file of each inmate contains: Name, Date and Time Booked, Age, Height, Weight, Gender, Race, Hair Color, Eye Color, City, State, Statute, Offense, Type, Bond.

The Pottawattamie County Jail, located at 1400 Big Lake Rd, Council Bluffs, Iowa, opened in 1999 with a bed design capacity of 288. These beds range from maximum security single-cells to minimum security dormitory housing units. The total cost of the facility was approximately $17 million. Two million of that cost was provided through an agreement with the United States Marshal’s Service. The jail and sheriff’s office is an approximately 105,000 square foot facility. Stu De La Castro is the Pottawattamie County’s Jail Administrator.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

Visitation will be daily, with registration commencing at 8:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. to 3:50 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and Friday 8:50 a.m. to 11:20 p.m. (no afternoon visits in Friday). Visitation will be on a first come, first served basis and each visit is thirty minutes in length. Visitation will not be allowed after 11:30 a.m. to allow visit completion no later than 12:00 p.m. for the noon meal.
Likewise, visitation will not be allowed after 4:00 p.m. to allow visit completion no later than 4:30 p.m. Each inmate receives a least one 30 minute visit per week however, inmates on certain types of disciplinary restriction may not be permitted visitors. Visitors may only visit one inmate in a housing unit. Visitors may not switch their designated visitation booth with another visitor so that they may communicate with multiple inmates during one visitation session.
Each visitor must present a valid picture driver’s license or a valid picture state identification card. The only exception will be a minor child (under the age of 18) who is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Said child must be accompanied each time by birth certificate and guardianship papers. If more than 1 child, you will need another adult with you.

Home Visitation is also offered through Securus for the cost of $20.00 plus taxes for 30 minutes, which requires families to have a Web Cam.

All persons entering the premises are subject to search. All children must have adult supervision at all times. All intoxicated individuals or those appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be permitted to remain on the premises. No food or drinks and no disruptive behavior are allowed.

You can send mail to inmates through U.S. Mail, indicating the complete return address as follows:
Pottawattamie County Jail
1400 Big Lake Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Inmate telephone services are provided through a contract with Securus. Any question regarding collect call charges that appear on your telephone bill should be referred to Correctional Billing Services at 800.844.6591.

Working at Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office/Jail

A Deputy Sheriff can earn $50,481.60 – $67,121.60 annually.
Some of his/her duties include:
Patrol an assigned area to prevent and/or detect violations of local, state and federal laws.
Apprehend individuals responsible for criminal activity according to established policies and procedures to prevent further harm, damage or danger to property or the public.
Conduct investigations of criminal activity according to established procedures.
Complete detailed and accurate reports and other official records that document a Deputy’s activity or involvement in all incidents.
Serve and enforce legal documents, warrants or related official criminal or civil papers including, but not limited to, warrants, subpoenas, court orders, writs, garnishments and summons.
May be assigned to work in a specialized area of law enforcement including, but not limited to, D.A.R.E., criminal investigation, accident investigation, firearms instruction or the K-9 unit.
Prepare accurate initial reports or documents for the County Attorney, Judiciary or Clerk of the Court regarding the filing of charges against suspects in criminal activity.
Perform appropriate activity according to established departmental procedure that protects those in immediate danger of injury or death at the hands of another person or persons.
Respond to incidents of injury or accident and summon or administer medical or other aid.
Provide testimony in court proceedings as necessary.
…and more others…

Some of the required qualifications include:
General knowledge of and ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
Good knowledge of and ability to utilize correct grammar, spelling and punctuation in preparing required reports.
Ability to understand and apply the basic principles and techniques of law enforcement.
Ability to understand and follow both oral and written instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and to complete standardized report forms and compose brief descriptive narratives.
Ability to utilize sound independent judgment in stressful and emergency situations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, law enforcement agencies, prisoners, government officials, supervisors and fellow employees.
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of all departmental communications, documents and correspondence.
Ability to type accurately using a typewriter, word processor and/or personal computer.

Special Requirements
Graduation from an accredited high school or successful completion of the high school GED test.
Must possess a valid State of Iowa drivers license at the time of hire.
Must be a certified Iowa Law Enforcement Officer at the time of application.

If you are interested in this job, you may visit this link for the application form.

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 Pottawattamie 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

Pottawattamie County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined223
Avg Daily Populationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll100
Full time total employees100
Total salaries and wagesnot applicable
Other operating expendituresnot applicable
Total construction costsnot applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
Year of original constructionnot applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Pottawattamie County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 201648,943
Number Employed Annual Average, 201647,275
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 20161,668
Unemployment Rate, 20163.4
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201552,927
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Pottawattamie County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201412,293
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201513.5
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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