Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 225 E 6th St, Waterloo, 50703 IA
  • Chief:
Phone: 319-291-2587
Fax: 319-291-2569

Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office is located at 225 E 6th St, Waterloo, 50703 IA. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office phone number is 319-291-2587.

Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office News

As a reminder, our administrative office will be closed Monday, November 12th in observance of Veteran's Day. Normal hours of operation will resume Tuesday, November 13th.

Employees of the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office are participating a charity fundraiser for No Shave November. Funds raised are being donated to Kadens Kloset. Kadens Kloset is a not for profit, 100% volunteer and donation run organization that provides physical and tangible needs for foster children, foster and adoptive families, military families and at risk youths. More information can be found on our website at www.bhcso.org

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office will be holding a hiring rotation for the position of Civilian Detention Officer on October 25th. Applications must be submitted via the Black Hawk County Human Resources website. Application information, job description, basic qualifications and an overview of the hiring process can be found on our website, www.bhcso.org

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office, the Cedar Valley Autism Spectrum Community and the Alzheimer's Association are working together to assist Law Enforcement identify people with conditions that are prone to wandering. The LOST program is voluntary and will assist vulnerable citizens during times of crisis and emergency. More information can be found at our website at: http://www.bhcso.org/ContentPage.aspx?id=278

Starting Oct 1st, the front office hours will change to 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. The administrative office will still be closed weekends and holidays.

With the recent rain amounts, and more in the forecast, several areas in our county are experiencing rising waters and flooded roadways. Never drive through flooded roads, despite how little water may appear to be covering it. For more information, please visit the NWS website, with their "Turn Around, Don't Drown" public service announcement. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/water/tadd/

With Labor Day weekend upon us and summer winding down, we would like to take this time to wish everyone a safe and happy weekend. Always remember to designate a safe and sober driver, buckle up, and never text and drive.

A press conference is scheduled for tomorrow, 08/29/2018, announcing results from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations Lab from findings near Wolf Creek recently. More information can be found on the Sheriff's Office website at: http://www.bhcso.org/ContentPage.aspx?name=pressrelease

On July 14, 1981, Black Hawk County Sergeant William Mullikin was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a reported sighting of the wanted suspect from the murder of Waterloo Police Officers Hoing and Rice a few days prior. The manhunt came to an end with the arrest of the suspect on July 17, 1981 in a bean field outside La Porte City, Iowa. 37 years later, we honor the service and sacrifice of Sgt. William Mullikin. http://www.bhcso.org/ContentPage.aspx?id=106

Late in the evening of July 12, 1981, Waterloo PD Officers Michael Hoing and Wayne Rice were dispatched to a call of loud music. Upon arrival, the officers were assaulted and murdered by the suspect, who fled on foot. The suspect was captured, convicted of murdering Officers Hoing and Rice, and sentenced to life in prison, where he died several years later. 37 years later, we honor the service and sacrifice of Officer Michael Hoing, and Officer Wayne Rice. http://www.bhcso.org/ContentPage.aspx?id=106

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office wishes everyone a happy and safe 4th of July. Celebrate safely by never driving under the influence, and always designating a safe and sober driver in your travels. Make sure to drive safely, obey speed limits, be aware of pedestrians, and use your seat belt. Law Enforcement Officers across the state will be out in increased numbers to make sure everyone arrives at their destination safely. Also, residents of rural Black Hawk County, should you chose to celebrate the Holiday with Fireworks, ensure: The safety of all persons in the area you are lighting fireworks, and a responsible, sober adult is lighting fireworks. Fireworks are purchased in the State of Iowa. Fireworks are used on your own private property, and you do not live in a city or town with an ordinance against fireworks. Fireworks are legal to use until July 8th from 9 AM until 10 PM, with the exception of July 4th, when fireworks are permitted until 11 PM.

Remember and honor the men and women that gave their lives serving our Country this Memorial Day. With the unofficial start of summer, remember however you celebrate never drink and drive, plan extra time for your travels, and obey posted speed limits and all traffic laws. Have a safe Memorial Day.

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Waterloo Police Sgt. Robert J. Greenlee III. We honor Sgt. Greenlee's service to his community, and are keeping his family, fellow officers, and his memory close to our hearts.

The La Porte City Police Department, along with the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office, several other agencies and teams are currently investigating and searching for information regarding a missing young male. Jake Wilson (5'-6", 135lbs, last seen wearing a brown jacket, grey sweats and cowboy boots) has gone missing from La Porte City. If you know or have heard anything about this disappearance, please contact the La Porte City Police Department (319) 342-2232, or the non-emergency number to Dispatch (319) 291-2515. We would like to extend a heavy thank you to all volunteers who assisted us today. Volunteers that are able to assist will be meeting at the La Porte City Fire Department tomorrow, April 9th at 8:00 AM. A great asset in this investigation is the public's help. As reputable information is shared, more people will become aware and can possibly provide vital information to law enforcement. We still need everyone's help to find this young man. Thank you! http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/video-hundreds-turn-out-in-search-for-missing-laporte-teen/article_27fd5fb9-9622-5de3-b02b-a5badbcd4f3c.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

Regarding our recent job posting for the position of Civilian Detention Officer, we have received several applications via Facebook. These messages unfortunately will not be processed or retained for the employment application process. Applications must be submitted via Black Hawk County Human Resources at: http://www.co.black-hawk.ia.us/316/Job-Openings For additional information, including job description, hiring process, and basic qualifications can be found at: http://www.bhcso.org

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office have recently received complaints about a phone scam. Residents in the Black Hawk County area have reported that they are receiving calls from someone claiming to be "Capt Mark Herbst." In the call they tell the residents that they have failed to appear in Federal Court and as a result, there are now warrants out for their arrest. The scammer was able to tell the resident personal details about themselves and their family. The number comes up as a Cedar Rapids number on caller ID. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office and other government agences do not make phone calls of this nature. If you get a call like this hang up the phone and report the call to the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office at 319-291-2515 or 319-291-2587.

The new State Weapon Permit cards are here. Anyone that was issued a paper permit from July to December 2017, and was told to bring your paper permit in to exchange for a Weapon Permit card, can do so Monday-Friday, 7AM-4:30PM. If you have any questions, please call us at 319-291-2587.

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Association is accepting monetary donations from the public for our annual Christmas shopping program. Every year the Law Enforcement Association sponsors ten different area families from Black Hawk County, and provides the children with Christmas gifts. The funds used to purchase the gifts come solely from the Association budget and does not come directly from the Sheriff's Office. Association members contact area schools to get a list of names of worthy families. On December 5th, at 0900 hours, association members will meet at Super Target in Waterloo to purchase the gifts for the families. The gifts will be wrapped and usually a week before Christmas (this year, the deliveries are being made on Tuesday, December 19th at 6pm), members will meet at the Moose Lodge in Washburn to deliver the gifts to the families. The Association works in partnership with the Waterloo Moose Lodge, who prepares two large boxes of various donated food items per family to help with a Christmas meal as well. If you would like to donate to the Black Hawk County Law Enforcement Association, you can drop off in person or mail a check/cash to: Black Hawk County Law Enforcement Association 225 E. 6th Street Waterloo, Iowa 50703 (all donations are tax exempt) The Black Hawk County Law Enforcement Association is a non-profit organization. Deputy Tony Meyer President of the Black Hawk County Law Enforcement Association

With break-ins and burglaries reported in our county, as well as several surrounding areas, we urge everyone to remain extra vigilant. Maintain awareness of your surroundings, including your own home or neighborhood. Always lock your house, vehicle, sheds, etc. Do not leave valuable items out in the open where they could be seen. Also, with holiday shopping beginning soon, if you are having items shipped to your home, keep in mind when packages are supposed to arrive, and ensure they are secured as soon as possible. As always, please report suspicious activity, persons, or vehicles to Dispatch at 319-291-2515.

Due to system updates within the Black Hawk County Jail, beginning October 16th, 2017, night visits for adult inmates will be suspended until the updates are completed. Completion time is expected to be sometime late December 2017. This does not apply to juveniles. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

This month, three females have reported being assaulted in Black Hawk and Linn Counties. These have been reported in rural areas during the evening hours. As always, please report suspicious activity to law enforcement, and use your best judgement and caution when encountering suspicious persons. Press Release: http://www.bhcso.org/UserFiles/docs/Highway%20Assault%20Press%20Release08252017.pdf

On July 14, 1981, Black Hawk County Sergeant William Mullikin was killed in a vehicle accident during the manhunt for the individual that murdered Waterloo Police Officers Michael Hoing and Wayne Rice on July 12, 1981. The manhunt came to an end on July 17, 1981 when the suspect was located in a bean field outside of La Porte City, Iowa. We forever honor the service and sacrifice of Officers Hoing and Rice, and Sergeant Mullikin. http://www.bhcso.org http://www.bhcso.org/ContentPage.aspx?id=106

Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office K9 Jarvis has received body armor Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office K9 Jarvis has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interests, Inc. K9 Jarvis’s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,400 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

Late in the evening of July 12, 1981, Waterloo Police Officers Michael Hoing and Wayne Rice were dispatched to a home answering a routine call on a loud stereo. Moments later both Hoing and Rice lost their lives in the line of duty, gunned down by the suspect in the front yard of the residence. The suspect fled on foot. A massive manhunt ensued, ending with the arrest of the suspect on July 17, 1981 in a bean field outside La Porte City, Iowa. http://www.bhcso.org/ContentPage.aspx?id=106

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Mark Burbridge, and the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office. We wish Deputy Pat Morgan a speedy recovery.