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Welcome to Howard County, Iowa

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Contact Information

Tim Beckman

County Sheriff


Office of the Sheriff

124 South Park Place
Cresco IA 52136


Monday - Friday 

8:00am -  4:00pm



(563) 547-3535


(563) 547-9296



Ryan Vandewalker

Chief Deputy


Rich Hollenbeck



Shane Thorsten

Narcotics Investigator

Darwin Kueker



 Wade Michels



Jake Hofstra



Milan Grubl



Jennifer Bauer

Jail Administrator

Jennifer Bauer

Civil Deputy

Duties of the Office Include but are not limited to the following

 Reports of, and investigation of, thefts,



 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.

Duties of the Sheriff

The IowaVINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and email notification when the offender’s custody status changes. 


The toll-free number for Iowa VINE is 888-7-IAVINE or (888) 742 - 8463 this service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about their offender’s custody status.

You can Stay in touch with friends and family in correctional facilities with Reliance telephone.

Click on the Links Below

 Jail visiting hours are Wednesday from 1 pm to 4 pm and Saturdays from 1 pm to 3 pm