The goal of the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office to fairly enforce the laws of the State of Iowa for the citizens of Pottawattamie County. This goal will be adhered to with the highest level of courtesy, commitment, integrity, and professionalism.
Further, it is our goal to provide services to the citizens of Pottawattamie County as well as provide effective Law Enforcement; safe, humane and secure jails; and security to our courts and Judicial System.
Visitation will be daily, with registration commencing at 8:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. to 3:50 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and Friday 8:50 a.m. to 11:20 p.m. (NO AFTERNOON VISITS ON FRIDAY). Visitation will be on a first come, first served basis and each visit is thirty minutes in length. Visitation will not be allowed after 11:30 a.m. to allow visit completion no later that 12:00 p.m. for the noon meal. Likewise, visitation will not be allowed after 4:00 p.m. to allow visit completion no later than 4:30 p.m. Each inmate receives a least one 30 minute visit per week however, inmates on certain types of disciplinary restriction may not be permitted visitors. Visitors may only visit one inmate in a housing unit. Visitors my not switch their designated visitation booth with another visitor so that they may communicate with multiple inmates during one visitation session. Each visitor must present a valid picture driver's license or a valid picture state identification card. The only exception will be a minor child (under the age of 18) who is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Said child must be accompanied each time by birth certificate and guardianship papers. If more than 1 child, you will need another adult with you.
We also offer Home Visitation through Securus for the cost of $20.00 plus taxes for 30 minutes, which requires families to have a Web Cam.