Sheriff is an elected Cedar County official serving a four year term.
The Sheriff's Office is responsible in enforcing state, county and city ordinances 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 576 square miles of the county and is the chief law enforcement for the cities of Bennett, Clarence, Durant, Lowden, Mechanicsville, Stanwood, Tipton, West Branch and Wilton.
The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:
The day of the week.
Where the inmate is housed.
The inmate's sex.
Whether or not it is a Holiday.
Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Cedar County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call (563) 886-2052 to ask for special consideration.