Board of Supervisors, Jefferson County, Iowa

Sheriff's Office

Duties: The sheriff's office is responsible for law enforcement and the county jail.

Location: Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center
               1200 W. Grimes Ave, Fairfield
The Fairfield Police Department is also housed here, as well as the County Jail.

Telephone: 641-472-4146
For emergencies only, dial 911

Sheriff (elected official):
Greggory Morton, assumed office 01/01/13, term expires 2016
Chief deputy: Bart Richmond
Jail Administrator: Mike Simons

The County Sheriff along with the County Attorney are chiefly responsible for enforcement of laws.  The county maintains a jail which the County Sheriff supervises.  Some of the duties of the County Sheriff are as follows:

  • Summon grand and petit jurors
  • Principal peace officer in the county
  • Execute and return all writs and other legal processes issued to him by lawful authorities
  • Custodian of the county jail and is responsible for all prisoners committed to him until discharged by law
  • Upon commitment from the Clerk of District Court, transport convicts to the penitentiary and patients to the state hospitals for the insane
  • Patrol all roads in the county
  • Assist other law enforcement agencies


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