Marshall County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Marshall County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 2369 Jessup Avenue, Marshalltown, 50158 IA
  • Chief:
Phone: 641-754-6380
Fax: 641-754-6369

Marshall County Sheriff's Office is located at 2369 Jessup Avenue, Marshalltown, 50158 IA. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office phone number is 641-754-6380.

Marshall County Sheriff's Office News

Jailer Shelby Pennington, a United States Armed Services Veteran, was one of sixteen veterans presented a quilt of valor today. Shelby received the 150th quilt crafted by the Central Iowa Quilt Sew-Society. The presentation included a presentation of flags by the American Legion - VFW Color Guard, invocation, patriotic music performed by the Heart of Iowa Chorus and the presentation of quilts. Shelby, we are proud to serve with you and your fellow veterans, thank you for your past and continued service!

Lt. Shannon Wildman received a service recognition certificate from the Board of Supervisors at today's meeting. The certificate was for 5 years of service; however, Lt. Wildman has a combined 15 years of service to Marshall County. Thanks, Shannon!

Oktemberfest parade 2018. The tornado caused an unfortunate route change from our traditional beloved Main Street, but we have much to be thankful for, including many thanks to the Oktemberfest committee for being able to adjust and for the Marshalltown Strong community to come out!

The results are in! The Marshalltown location was the top fundraiser of of 21 statewide events supporting Iowa Special Olympic athletes! The total from Special Olympics Iowa "Cop on a Rooftop" fundraising event report $30,730 statewide with the Marshalltown location raising $3,522. Thank you to everyone that supported this event!

A tornado relief event benefitting Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds included a dunk tank with Chief Tupper and Sheriff Hoffman spending time on the plank!

Perfect day for the Legrand Pioneer days parade! Stay safe and have a great day!

Here's a helpful visual guide and safety reminder as our students return to school.

Getting ready to distribute donations from Prophetstown, IL. for our tornado recovery. A police officer and ambulance crew member recently delivered a load of donations at the sheriff's office, including Gatorade, water, gloves, cleaning supplies, gas and 2 cycle oil, food, first aid supplies, blankets, garbage bags, tarps and so much more! Forever grateful Prophetstown, Illinois, Police Prophetstown

A state of emergency was declared in Marshalltown due to the tornado and a 9 p.m. curfew is in place for the city. Please avoid the north side of town. Methods to volunteer will be coordinated in the next planning phase. The primary activities involved search and rescue, actions to stabilize the community, and reducing the perimeter requiring security. We understand the interest and awe in observing the aftermath; however, sightseers hamper emergency operations.

Congratulations to Laura Arterburn on receiving the Iowa Sex Offender Registry's 2018 Excellence in Protection Award! Laura was recognized for her proactive management of sex offenders in Marshall County, her professionalism, commitment and other exceptional qualities. Laura is pictured with her registry coworkers, Aaron Bullock and Kaitlyn Randall. Great work!

Happy Independence Day from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office!

Fortunately, the firefighter did not sustain more serious injury than what he did and attacks on our local firefighters are not commonplace; however, this event Sunday and the shooting of two Long Beach, CA firefighters Monday demonstrate the uncertainty and safety issues confronting all of our public safety partners. Adding to the intolerable act of assaulting any firefighter is the fact that this particular department is comprised of community volunteers simply trying to protect their community.

MCSO recently hosted an Iowa Law Enforcement Academy 20 hour in-service jail school at the Sheriff's Office, covering a variety of relevant topics. In attendance were 61 jail officers, dispatchers and deputies from more than 20 counties in Iowa. Area businesses and current vendors sponsored the event including Croprite, Dutch Oven Bakery, Guardian, Keefe Group, Lincoln Valley Golf Course, Pizza Ranch, RACOM, Subway & Theisens. Thanks to all who participated and the support of our business community in helping make this a successful event!

Jun 21, 2018 at 11:33 am MARSHALL COUNTY — Just 35 minutes into the new year in 2017, Marshall County saw its first fatal crash. An 18-year-old from Grundy County, Devon Erickson, was driving through Green Mountain — a rural unincorporated community in Marshall County — when he crashed and was thrown from his vehicle. Erickson had a blood alcohol content of 0.126 percent and was going 101 mph seconds before the crash, an investigation showed. He was taken to a Des Moines hospital, where he died of his injuries...This is an excerpt, use the following link to view Gazette reporter Lee Hermiston's story published in Iowa Ideas Magazine (Photos by Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette).

Thank you to everyone who toured the “What You Don’t See” display at the State Center Rose Festival this weekend. This wouldn’t have been possible without members from the Mid Iowa Drug Task Force, Tama County Sheriff’s Office, Marshalltown Police Department, Marshall County Explorers, and SATUCI. If you would like to get a chance to take a tour, the next scheduled public event will be at the Iowa State Fair.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and SATUCI will be hosting “What You Don’t See” Trailer Saturday, June 16th during Rose Festival in State Center from 11:30-4:00PM. This is an informative and interactive display to teach parents, grandparents, care takers, and any adult family members what signs to look for when it comes to drug abuse. The air conditioned trailer will be located on Main Street near the fire station For more information regarding the trailer please visit

Slow down, move over...for all vehicles.

Deputy Sheriff Ellenbecker was sworn-in today as the newest member of the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. He comes to us with previous law enforcement experience and had the honor of being pinned with his badge by his father, who is a Tama County Deputy Sheriff. Welcome to MCSO Deputy Ellenbecker!

National Police Week was established in 1962 to recognize those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their communities. The National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial recognizes sworn officers as well as those killed in the line of duty whose primary duty is not that of a peace officer, if killed in the performance of their law enforcement related duties. Locally we recognize the sacrifice endured by the families of Marshalltown Police Officer Glen Crouse in 1954 and Marshall County Jailer Harry Davis, who was killed in the line of duty in 1979. I ask my fellow community members to stand with me in recognition and thanks for our dedicated men and women that serve in public safety roles every day, performing a necessary function of society with honor and distinction, regardless of the inherent danger. Please, also take a moment to pause in honor of those that have paid with their lives in the course of challenging law enforcement service all across this great country. Thankfully, we continue to have exceptional people that step up to don the uniform in order to safeguard life and property. Join me in tribute to our officers this week and in support of them everyday.- Sheriff Steve Hoffman (Photo Jailer/Reserve Deputy Harry E. Davis)