Provides bailiff and security for the courts, serves civil and criminal processes. Enforces state law and county ordinances. Runs the jail. Protects our children, comforts seniors, secures individual property. Issues burning permits, takes fingerprints. Conducts educational and informational programming for youth and adults. Operates the communication system, investigates crime, provides security for special events. Partners with federal, state and municipal authorities, Rescue Squad, EMS.
The Polk County Jail & Sheriff staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time.
Wear clothes that are not revealing.
Don't wear see-through material.
Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.
The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.