The County Sheriff's Department is responsible for enforcing federal, state, county, and municipal laws and ordinances.

  Lee County, Iowa - Sheriff

Isaac Skinner receives Commendation
Isaac Skinner, Deputy with Lee County Sheriff’s Office receiving letter of Commendation from Lee County Sheriff Jim Sholl. The Commendation was earned when Deputy Skinner apprehended a suspect following in a bank robbery in Keokuk, Iowa. (Photo courtesy of Tri States Public Radio)
Emmett receives appreciation after 34 years of service
Jamie Emmet, Lee County Sheriff’s office, receiving letter of appreciation from Lee County Board of Supervisor Chair Ernest Schiller. Mr. Emmet has retired after providing 34 years of dedicated service to the Sheriff’s office and the citizens of Lee County. (Photo courtesy of Tri States Public Radio)

The Sheriff is an elected Lee County official serving a four year term.

The Sheriff's Office is responsible in enforcing state and county laws within the county. Duties of the office include but are not limited to the following:

Reports of, and investigation of, thefts, vandalisms, assaults, illegal drug activity, reported child and/or domestic abuse, accidents and all other criminal allegations. Deputies are also responsible for the enforcement of traffic laws.

The Sheriff's Office is also required to carry out duties related with civil process including but not limited to:
Original notices and petitions, garnishments, orders, sheriff sales, room and board reimbursements, evictions, protective orders and restraining orders, involuntary commitment of persons with mental illness and / or substance abuse, duties related to condemnation of private property and the execution and return all writs and other legal processes issued by lawful authority.

The Sheriff’s Office patrols the 538 square miles of the county and is the chief law enforcement for the cities of Wever, Denmark, Houghton, Primrose, St. Paul, Franklin, Argyle, Charleston, New Boston, Vincennes, Summitville and Sandusky.

The Sheriff’s Office provides 24 hour dispatching of Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS Services within Lee County.

The Sheriff's office is a member of the Lee County Narcotics Task Force.

Specialists in our office:
Defensive tactics instructor
Fire arms instructor
Full time investigator
2 D.A.R.E. officers
Narcotics officer
Reserve unit
Tazer instructor

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2530 255th Street
Montrose IA 52639

Office Hours:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone Numbers:

County Sheriff:
Jim Sholl

Sheriff Links:

Iowa Sex Offender Registry


Iowa State Sheriffs & Deputies Association (ISSDA)

Iowa Courts Online

National Sex Offender Registry

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Lee County Correctional Center

State Penitentiary - Fort Madison

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