Story County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Story County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 1315 S B Ave, Nevada, 50201 IA
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Story County Sheriff's Office is located at 1315 S B Ave, Nevada, 50201 IA. The Story County Sheriff's Office phone number is (515) 382-7458.

Story County Sheriff's Office News

On this day, we want to take time to remember everyone who made sacrifices to keep us safe. Thank you.

From now until June 3rd 2018, Story County Sheriff's Office will be joining many other agencies in the country to participate in the Click it or Ticket campaign. According to NHTSA 48 percent of the passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2016 were unrestrained. Buckle up, every trip, every time!

National Police Week is May 13th to 19th 2018. During this week we honor the fallen. We want to take time to recognize the sacrifices that all officers make to protect others. Thank you for your service.

It is Correction Officers week AND we are accepting applications for the position of Female Detention Officer at the Story County Sheriff's Office. We offer a professional working environment with competitive salary starting at $43,654.70 along with a benefits package. Additional information and application can be found online at under Services (Employment Opportunities). Applications must be completed and submitted no later than noon on Monday, June 11th 2018. A physical agility test followed by a competitive written examination will be administered on Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am Story County is an equal opportunity employer.

Please join us in welcoming Deputy Lentz and Deputy Hamilton. They graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and will be out on patrol starting this week. Be sure to say hello if you see them out and about!

No matter the drug, no matter the term, if you drive while drug-impaired, you can be arrested for a DUI. Driving High? Kiss Your License Goodbye!.

Friends don’t let friends drive drunk – or high. If your friend is impaired in any way, take away their car keys. If you’re impaired, take your car key and remember: Driving High? Kiss Your License Goodbye!.

Think driving while high won’t affect you? You’re wrong. THC slows reaction times, impairs cognitive performance and makes it more difficult for drivers to keep a steady position in their lane. Driving High? Kiss Your License Goodbye!

Between April 20 and April 22, 2018, Story County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in “Driving High? Kiss Your License Goodbye!” Driving While Impaired Campaign Drug impaired driving is a serious safety issue for drivers and law enforcement on Story County roadways. If you are taking any type of drug, prescription, over-the-counter or illegal, make plans for a sober driver. Do not get behind the wheel of a vehicle. The bottom line is this: It does not matter what term is used, if a person is high, stoned, wasted or drunk, he or she is impaired. Driving while impaired by any substance is illegal and can be deadly to the driver and other road users. For more information on drug impaired driving, please visit

It is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 8th to 14th. Thank you to all of our Dispatchers. We could not do the job without them!

On April 10th at approximately 10:23am, the Story County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call and an automated alarm from the Maxwell State Bank located at 122 Main St. in Maxwell, IA. The employees at the bank indicated that two black males armed with handguns entered the bank, ordered the employees on the floor, and subsequently left with an undetermined amount of money. The employees indicated the suspects had their faces covered in an apparent attempt to disguise their appearance. There were no patrons inside of the bank at the time of the robbery and nobody was physically injured. Story County Deputies located a vehicle believed to be involved in the robbery in the southwest corner of the City of Maxwell. The vehicle was unattended and was impounded for processing. The Story County Sheriff’s Office is working in conjunction with the FBI on the investigation. Anyone with information on the bank robbery is encouraged to contact the Story County Sheriff’s Office at 515-382-6566 or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400. The Story County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the FBI, the Iowa State Patrol, Iowa DCI, Huxley Police Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada Police Department for their assistance in the initial response.

The Ames Texas Roadhouse and local law enforcement raised over $5000 in a four hour span for Special Olympics! Outstanding!

Be on the look out!

Head out to the Special Olympics Texas Roadhouse Luncheon tomorrow! A “free” Lunch will be served by members of local law enforcement from 11 am until 2 pm. This event benefits Special Olympics Iowa. Please leave a donation at your table and 100% of the donation goes to Special Olympics Iowa. We hope to see you there!

Help Request! The southwestern portion of Story County has had a string of recent burglaries to businesses and residences in and around Slater. We are requesting the public’s help to be on the lookout for suspicious people and vehicles. Please lock your homes and vehicles. If you see something suspicious please take note and immediately call the Story County Sheriff’s Office 24 hr. non-emergency line at 515-382-6566. Thank You

On March 28th 2018 at 10AM, there will be a statewide Tornado Drill. Sirens will be activated at 1015AM. This is a good reminder to make sure you know where your area's tornado shelter is located. Do you know the difference between a "warning" and a "watch"? Visit the link below to find out more information regarding tornado safety!

The Story County Sheriff's Office completed the following activities during the St. Patrick's Day special traffic enforcement wave March 14-March 17. 6 property damage accidents investigated 1 OWI contact 7 speed citations 7 speed warnings 1 stop sign warning 1 operating without a valid license citation 1 registration citation 4 registration warnings 7 other traffic warnings 3 equipment warnings 4 insurance warnings 11 motorist assists Thank you for designating a sober driver, wearing your seat belt, and watching your speed!

Take a look at a project ISU College of Engineering and Story County Dive Team is working on! The goal is to find more efficient rescue effort techniques. Special thanks to Gilbert-Franklin Twp. Fire and Rescue Agency and ISU College of Engineering

As you prepare to head out for the festivities this St. Patrick’s Day, remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. Make a plan to get home safely before you ever head out for the party! Remember that we will have extra patrol out looking for drunk drivers and seat belt violations through March 17th 2018. NHTSA Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau

In 2016, 60 people lost their lives in drunk driving crashes during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Don’t become a statistic. Remember the life-saving message: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. From March 14th to March 17th 2018, we will have increased patrol focusing on drunk driving and seat belt violations. Please be safe this weekend and every other weekend! NHTSA Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau

Check out this video from our Emergency Response Team's training at Mary Greeley Medical Center. Thanks to Mary Greeley for the video!

On February 21, 2018, from 1045 am-245 p.m. the Story County Sheriff's Office and Ames Police Department teamed up with the Governors Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) for a joint traffic project in Ames. The focus of the project was seat belt usage and texting while driving. The following stats were reported from the project: 8- seat belt citations 10- seat belt warnings 1- speed citation 1- speed warning 3- operating without a valid license citations 6- insurance warnings 2- registration warnings 1- texting citation 10- texting warnings Total: 13 citations and 29 warnings Please pay attention while driving, put the phone down, and be safe.

Happy Monday! Mooooove over! Check us out on Instagram! @storycountysheriffsoffice

Reminder that offices will be closed February 19, 2018 for President's Day. Normal business hours will resume February 20th 2018. As always, our other services are 24/7 so if you have an emergency, please dial 911!