Field Services

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Story County Sheriff’s Office to ensure public safety through the implementation of professional and proactive law enforcement services and to build trust by maintaining the highest standards of performance, integrity, and ethics.

Overview & Functions

The Field Services Division of the Story County Sheriff’s Office is divided into uniformed patrol and investigations.

Patrol Division

The Patrol Division of the Story County Sheriff’s Office plays a critical role in the law enforcement duties provided by the Sheriff’s Office. Fifteen Deputies and three Sergeants staff three shifts to endure 24 hours a day, seven days a week patrol coverage of the ten contract towns and rural areas of the county.

Patrol Deputies enforce the Iowa traffic and criminal laws, respond to various calls for service, provide routine patrol, assist with the serving of civil notices, community policing functions, and the ever-increasing number of court-ordered mental health committals. Deputies are also called upon to assist other divisions and agencies when needed or required. The men and women of the Patrol Division are dedicated to providing professional and quality services to the citizens of Story County.

Investigations Division

The Investigations Division of the office is made up of detectives and sergeants whose general duties include investigating crimes. Detectives are responsible for conducting criminal investigations and further examination of felonies and such misdemeanors that require extended investigation.

Detectives can be called upon for running background checks, interviewing suspects, and assisting in the preparation of cases for court. Detectives are called upon to assist Deputies and other agencies when needed or required.