It is the mission of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to serve the public by enhancing our partnership with the community, and in so doing, protect life and property, prevent crime, solve problems and foster good will through courtesy and professionalism.


The Polk County Sheriff’s Office shall maintain a correctional facility with the highest degree of security to ensure the safety of the citizens, staff and inmates.



In our continuing pursuit of excellence, we, the members of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, are dedicated to, and proudly promote:


·        With Confidence and pride in ourselves, we strive to remain compassionate and protect the rights of all citizens equally.


·        We will be responsible for our conduct, both professionally and personally.  We will be fair, honest, courteous and show strength of character at all times.  We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of ethical conduct and strive to be role models for all. 


·        We recognize the trust the public places in us and we accept that responsibility.  We are devoted to providing quality service and strive to remain effective, efficient and responsive to the changing needs of our community while providing a safe environment.

Sworn or civilian, full-time or part-time, we are proud to belong to this agency and to promote these values.

 In addition, the Sheriff is responsible for the following areas:


The Sheriff is responsible for the custody, control and movement of inmates confined to the Polk County Jail.  Committed to the jail are prisoners who may be charged with any type of crime or violation.  The Sheriff is responsible to assure that all prisoners are kept secure and properly cared for.


The Civil Division is a state mandated service of the Sheriff’s Office.  Its purpose and function is to serve and execute the various legal processes issued by the courts of the state and its subdivisions, but also for the legal community and the general public.  Departmental and divisional policies and procedures are consistent with Nebraska and court case law and are designed and developed to insure the accurate, expeditious, and judicious service and execution of all matters relating to civil process.