Hardin County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Hardin County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 1116 - 14th Ave, Eldora, 50627 IA
  • Chief:
Phone: 641-939-8189
Fax: 641-939-8249

Hardin County Sheriff's Office is located at 1116 - 14th Ave, Eldora, 50627 IA. The Hardin County Sheriff's Office phone number is 641-939-8189.

Hardin County Sheriff's Office News

PRESS RELEASE On October 29th, 2018 at approximately 6:30am the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office received report of a single vehicle rollover accident, with injuries near the 181 mile-marker Highway 20. It was determined that the vehicle, a 2000 Ford F-250, was being driven by Derek M. WILLIAMS, 28 years age of Marshalltown, with Dylan J. LANGRECK 27 years of age of West Union as a passenger. The vehicle was traveling westbound on Hwy 20, when it struck the north shoulder, it appears that an over correction was made, causing WILLIAMS to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle rolled, coming to a rest in the eastbound lanes of Hwy 20. WILLIAMS was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. LANGRECK did not receive medical attention. The east bound lanes of Hwy 20 were closed for approximately four hours. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Steamboat Rock Fire Department, Ackley Fire Department, Eldora Ambulance Service, Ackley Ambulance Service, Hardin County Emergency Squad and the Iowa State Patrol. Dave McDaniel Sheriff Hardin County

ATTENTION: HWY 20 eastbound from the 175mm to the 181mm are closed due to a serious motor vehicle accident. PLEASE find alternate routes!!

With the school year kicking off this week there are some things to keep in mind. Your morning or afternoon commute may take a bit longer with bus stops and the added traffic. Remember a lot of these drivers will be younger and operating on school permits, please be patient, they're learning!!! Also be mindful of school busses in the rural areas!!! Not only is it illegal to pass a stopped school bus, doing so can literally have deadly consequences!!!! To all of our students throughout the county, we ask that you be "that student." Be "that student" that reaches out and befriends the new kid, be "that student" that sits with kid who is sitting alone. Be "that student" that stands up against bullying, and most importantly be "that student" that exemplifies good character!!!!

That's right we are looking to add a second K9. Our fundraising for Ogon was incredibly successful, far exceeding our expectations. That being said we will not spend the excess on anything other than a K9 or the K9 program. While we're not quite there for a second K9, we're not far off. By adding a second it will give us the opportunity to either have a K9 on 16 hours a day, or 7 days a week depending on scheduling. As proven the K9's are an invaluable asset!!!

Hardin County Sheriff’s Office K9 Ogon has received donation of body armor Hardin County Sheriff’s Office K9 Ogon has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Donations of Love, Inc. of Lavallette, NJ and embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Donations of Love”. 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 3,000 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. 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 $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, 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. We would like to give our sincere appreciate to Vested Interest in K9s, Inc and Donations of Love Inc for their incredibly generous contribution for the wellbeing of K9 Ogon. Ogon has proven to be a great addition to the Sheriff's Office!!!!!

**SCAM** Today the Hardin County Sheriff's Office took a report of a scam. The victim had received an email to enroll in a "COMPUTER PROTECTION PROGRAM" for $299.00. There was a telephone number to contact the company (408-641-36895) so that the program and encrypted forms could be downloaded. Later the victim receives a call and/or email advising that the company is going out of business and they want to refund the $299.00. The "company" then calls backing saying the money has been refunded, however there was a typo and they reimbursed to much money and need access to the account to correct the error. Unfortunately in this case the victim gave access to bank accounts and subsequently lost a significant amount of money.

Hardin County is looking for a part-time Emergency Management Coordinator. If you're interested you can apply online at www.hardincountyia.gov or by clicking on the link below!! https://www.hardincountyia.gov/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=100&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Emergency-Management-Coordinator-36

A big THANK YOU to the Eldora-New Providence Kindergarten classes for thinking of us during National Law Enforcement Week!!!

Our thoughts and prayers to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the citizens of Franklin County.

We'd like to thank the students and staff at Alden Elementary for thinking of us during National Law Enforcement Week. We sincerely appreciate this kind gesture!!!

Thank you!!

Hardin County is incredibly thankful and appreciative to Donations of Love Inc. Due to their generosity Ogon will be better suited and protected to serve you!! Hardin County Sheriff’s Office K9 Ogon to get donation of body armor Hardin County Sheriff’s Office K9 Ogon will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Ogon’s vest is sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Donations of Love, Inc. of Lavallette, NJ and will be embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Donations of Love”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. 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 2,900 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. 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 $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 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.

Last night we had our Citizens Academy Graduation. We were able to hear from the participants on what they enjoyed, what they learned and their thoughts on moving the program forward. Over the past couple of months numerous topics were covered, and a lot of information was given, but most important we believe lasting friendships were developed. We'd like to thank all of our staff that participated in the instruction, we'd also like to thank Deputy Lance Lemke who spearheaded the entire program and made it a success. Most importantly we'd like to thank our Academy Graduates, Joe Benedict, Brian Buresh, Lance Granzow, Linda Halfpop, Janaan Harding, Bill Hittle, Cynthia Knight and Rocky Reents for their willingness to participate.

Last night the Citizens Academy participants heard from Deputy Raum about accident investigations and the process involved. Sounds like the participants got to dust off some of their math and algebra skills and put them to work. The class also received instruction from Sgt. Nelson on criminal investigations. Sgt Nelson talked about evidence collection, the processing of evidence and importance of maintaining the integrity of the evidence collected.

Last night Deputy Kappel and Ogon enlightened the Citizens Academy on what the K9 program all entails, from training, to drug detection and even got to witness a little bite work.

Yes we are well aware that it's Spring.

If you do not need to be out and about we’d greatly appreciate you staying put!! Road and driving conditions are less than desirable!!