Dubuque County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Dubuque County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 770 Iowa Street, Dubuque, 52004-1004 IA
  • Chief:
Phone: (563) 589-4400

Dubuque County Sheriff's Office is located at 770 Iowa Street, Dubuque, 52004-1004 IA. The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office phone number is (563) 589-4400.

Dubuque County Sheriff's Office News

Special thank you to Tyler "The Donut Boy" Carach and his mother, Teena, who stopped to visit us today, and provide a special treat! Since 2016, Tyler has traveled through 41 states and handed out 70,000 donuts to law enforcement officers as a thank you for doing their jobs. Thank you for thinking of us Tyler, and we hope you have a Happy Birthday on Monday!

UPDATE: Wanted subject Jeffrey Krieger has been apprehended in Colorado. Thanks to everyone who liked and shared the orginal post. It went viral, and helped several other agencies resolve open cases. This is a great example of the success law enforcement can have when partnering with the community!

On 7/30/18 a burglary/theft occurred at Eichman’s in Dubuque County Iowa. Two suspects (1 male and 1 female) were developed. Information was later received that a similar offense was committed by the same suspects at the Pronto Market in Guttenberg Iowa. Further investigation revealed reports (from July to September) in Houston County Minnesota, Mower County Minnesota, Winona County Minnesota, Morton County North Dakota, Burleigh County North Dakota, Stutsman County North Dakota and Lawrence County South Dakota all involving the same male suspect who was later identified as Jeffrey Joseph Krieger. 7 active warrants exist for Krieger in Minnesota for crimes he was previously charged with which have similar circumstances to at least 11 newly reported incidents.

The Sheriff's Office is proud to partner with Loras College in this endeavor. This simulator experience gives these students a realistic look at the rapid evolution of incident response and the decision-making process that is critical in law enforcement.

September 23-30 is national Rail Safety Week. This is a reminder to be diligent of all railroad crossings and not to cross any tracks with flashing red lights and or stop arms in the down position.

To all those who lost their lives, or had loved ones who did, we are thinking of you on this 17th Anniversary of that fateful day. Thank you for your sacrifice. We Remember.

Commencing at 12:30 today, the Dubuque and Jones County Sheriff's Offices, along with Cascade PD and Dubuque County Emergency Management, conducted an active shooter training scenario at Cascade High School. If you received a call that there was an active shooter at this location, it was only a drill to test our lockdown procedures and response. Thank you for understanding our desire to keep your children safe as they start a new school year tomorrow!

Just a couple pics of the Sheriff's Office softball team that participated in the Annual Cuffs and Hoses Softball Tournament. This tournament benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We were proud to be a part of it, and would like to thank not only our players, but also all the members of the Sheriff's Office, Dubuque Communications Center, and Dubuque and local Police Departments who volunteered to help make this event a success. The money goes to a great cause that directly benefits local children. Also, a special shout out to the Farley Park Board for accomodating the tournament this year, as well as the Epworth Park Board for doing so in the past. Your generosity has made this all possible.

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce the graduation of two Deputies from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Deputies Eric Jahnke and Joe Simpson graduated from the 280th Basic Class on August 15th. During this class Deputy Simpson was elected Class President. Great job to both of you! Good luck in your careers with us, and stay safe!

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office is happy to announce a new addition to our law enforcement family! Brad Kramer was sworn-in today as our newest Deputy Sheriff. In addition to holding an Associate's Degree in Police Science from Hawkeye Tech, he is also a graduate of Hempstead High School. We are excited to welcome Brad and his family to become part of the Sheriff's Office family. Good luck to you in your career Brad, and stay safe!

Anyone interested in a rewarding career helping your community? Do you know someone who is? If so, please like, tag, and share this post! The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a Civil Service test on October 13, 2018, on the University of Dubuque campus. Registration is from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at the Charles & Romona Myers Center, Lower Level Room 146. Written testing will also be held in this room. The physical agility test will follow at the Chlapaty Recreation & Wellness Center. This is the only way for you, or people you know, to start a career as a full-time deputy with the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please have them contact Kelly Otting at kotting@dbqcosheriff.com for an application. We will only be accepting applications from August 6th at 8:00 AM through October 5th at 3:00 PM. We look forward to hearing from you!

On 07/11/18 the Dubuque Police Department responded to the Fas Mart, 2175 Central Ave, after store employees reported finding a suspected credit card skimmer on one of their gas pumps. The device was found on Pump 3 on 07/10/18 around 10:40 AM and the pump was immediately shut down by the store. Skimmers are illegal card readers attached to electronic payment terminals, like gas pumps, that record data off a credit or debit card’s magnetic strip without the cardholder’s knowledge. Criminals may sell the stolen data or use it to make purchases. Cardholders may not know their information has been stolen until they get a bank statement or an overdraft notice. More information on skimmers can be found here: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/06/avoid-skimmers-pump It is unknown at this time how long the skimmer was on the gas pump, or if any data was gathered by the skimmer. If you used your card at this pump recently, it is recommended that you notify your financial institution and monitor your accounts. The investigation is ongoing at this time. If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415 or Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or 563-588-0714 (if the information leads to an arrest, the caller is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000). You can also submit tips anonymously online at www.cityofdubuque.org/police or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at www.cityofdubuque.org/MyDBQ.

Dubuque County residents: Quick update on our new stray animal policy and agreement with the Dubuque Regional Humane Society (DRHS). --- Effective July 1, 2018, Dubuque County and the DRHS have partnered to provide animal sheltering services for stray companion animals within the county limits. The partnership permits the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office to relinquish stray animals to the DRHS 24/7. Cities with their own law enforcement services must comply with their city's stray policies. In the event an animal is sick or injured and your local law enforcement is unavailable, you may contact the Sheriff's Office. Additionally, citizens of unincorporated areas of Dubuque County may relinquish stray animals to the DRHS during the DRHS' open operating hours (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 AM - 5 PM, Friday 11 AM - 7 PM). Questions about the relinquishing of strays to the DRHS can be directed to the DRHS at (563)582-6766 or to the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office at (563)589-4406.

We would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July. Please enjoy this time responsibly with your friends and families. If enjoying fireworks make sure you are courteous of your surroundings and timing of which you are enjoying them. Lastly DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE AND DON'T DRINK AND USE FIREWORKS, neither is a good combination.

With extreme heat in the forecast for this weekend, please be considerate to your pets. Keep them inside, or in a shaded area if possible, with plenty of water to drink. If you are forced to take them out, leave your vehicle windows down when parked so air can circulate through the vehicle to help cool them. Closed up cars quickly reach lethal temperatures over 120 degrees. Take care of them so they can take care of you!

We at the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office would like to take a moment to thank Laura Kelchen and the Kelchen family for providing St. Michael's coins for all of our sworn deputies. These were given to us in honor of our friend and colleague, Officer Mitch Kelchen, who was tragically killed in a traffic accident September 2, 2017. Thank you to Laura and the Kelchen family. We will carry these coins proudly and pray that St. Michael watches over us, because we know that Mitch is doing that from above.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of retired Sheriff's Office K-9 Spendow. Spendow partnered with Deputy Kearney and helped protect Dubuque County from 2009-2015, contributing to some of our largest drug seizures during that time. Our thoughts and prayers go to Deputy Kearney and his family in their time of mourning. God speed, Spendow. We'll see you on the other side.

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. Please enjoy what looks to be a very nice weekend, but also take time to honor those who gave their lives to defend the freedom we know today. Stay safe!

Just a follow-up to yesterday's post that asked for help identifying a vehicle involved in illegal dumping, we have located the truck in question. Thank you to everyone who submitted a tip to help Dubuque County Conservation resolve this case!

Tri-State are residents, your help is needed in identifying the vehicle in these photos. This vehicle is believed to be related to an illegal dumping case currently being investigated by Dubuque County Conservation. If you know who may be the owner, or are at least familiar with the vehicle and have a possible address for us to check, please message us or contact Dubuque County Conservation and ask for Director Brian Preston or Officer Kurt Kramer. Thanks, and stay safe!

For those who have not heard, the burn ban expired yesterday morning. We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you for helping protect your communities and local environment where these guys make their homes. And, yes, we do know they are not indigenous to this area.

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Office would like to welcome a new Deputy to our family! Chelsey Wagner was sworn-in on May 2nd. Chelsey comes to us from the Monroe (WI) County Sheriff's Office, and has both her Law Enforcement and Jail certification in Wisconsin. She brings five years of law enforcement experience, as well as a Business Management Degree, with a Minor in Criminal Justice, from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse. Good Luuck Chelsey, stay safe, and we look forward to making your family a part of our family!

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office is proud to have one of our own recognized by the Iowa Governors Traffic Safety Bureau. Congrats Deputy Tony Dalsing on receiving a Governor’s Award for Traffic Safety! Deputy Dalsing started with the Sheriff’s Office in 2008 and has demonstrated his passion for traffic safety by becoming a Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor and Drug Recognition Expert. Thanks to Tony for caring so much about his community. Stay safe Tony, and keep up the great work!

Notice to all Dubuque County Residents: Dubuque County will be placed under a burn ban effective today (April 27, 2018) at noon. This ban will expire at a date and time to be determined in the future. Violators may be cited. You may still use grills and covered/screened fire pits. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our community and your neighbors safe!