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Black Hawk County, Iowa Sheriff Overview

Black Hawk County is a county found in the northeastern part of Iowa, with its county seat in Waterloo. Black Hawk County is part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is also Iowa’s fourth-most populous county, as of 2010. Black Hawk County is named after Black Hawk, a Sauk leader during the 1832 Black Hawk War. Zip codes in Black Hawk County include 50613, 50614, 50623, 50626, 50634, 50643, 50651, 50667, 50701, 50702, 50703, 50704, 50707.

Sheriff Tony Thompson is the current head of the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office. His contact information includes his email address ().

Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 225 East 6th Street
Waterloo, IA 50703

Inmate Search in Black Hawk County Jail

The Black Hawk County Jail maintains an online list of incarcerated inmates currently in their Facility. You can search for an inmate using the following filters: Inmate Name, Date Booked, Date Booked Range, Charge. The file of each inmate contains: Name, Date Booked, Age, Height, Weight, Gender, Race, Hair Color, Eye Color, City, Court/Bond Case #, Charge, Bond Amount, Bond Type, Date Paid.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures

The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to refuse visitor access. Visitors are expected to abide by the following rules:

Inmate visitors must be 18 years or older and have a non-expired government-issued photo ID.
Inmate visitor parking is not allowed in the front parking lot during normal business hours. This lot is reserved for Sheriff’s Office business only.
Persons under 18 years of age are not allowed in the visitation waiting area.
If you visit more than one inmate, you will be required to wait ½ hour between visit times.
Personal property such as purses, cell phones, cameras, paper, pen, etc., is not allowed upstairs. Lockers are available for these items. Please turn off your cell phone when placing it in a locker.
Food and drinks are not allowed at visitation or the visitation waiting area.
Profanity, cursing and derogatory remarks are not allowed. Keep noise down to a minimum.
Do not use your cell phone when checking in for visits.
Tank tops and tops with spaghetti straps are not allowed. Shoulders must be covered.
Low cut shirts that show chest cleavage are not allowed.
Shorts and skirts are not allowed if they are deemed inappropriate or too short.
Pants must be worn at the waist.
Jackets and coats will not be worn upstairs.
Headwear of any kind is not allowed, unless for a verified religious reason and pre-approved by jail staff.

If the inmate you are visiting is housed in unit A1, the two visitation days are Monday and Thursday.
If the inmate you are visiting is housed in unit A2 (SHU), the one visitation day is Wednesday.
If the inmate you are visiting is housed in unit A3, the two visitation days are Tuesday and Friday.
If the inmate you are visiting is female and in the SHU, the one visitation day is Wednesday.

All inmate visits are scheduled for Monday through Friday (Excluding holidays) and start at 8:30am, 9am, 9:30am, 10am, and 10:30am. After lunch, the visits restart at 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, and 2pm. There is also evening visitation for general population only inmates starting at 7pm and 7:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays only.

You can send mail to inmates through U.S. Mail, indicating the complete return address as follows:
(Inmate name)
Black Hawk County Jail
225 East 6th St.
Waterloo, IA 50703

Inmates can receive money for their account by money orders or certified cashier’s check sent to the jail using a delivery service (i.e. USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.). Money orders and cashier’s checks can be sent through mail.

To set up an inmate phone account with GTL, you can call or visit />

Sex Offender Search and Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. The definition of a sex offender is a person convicted of a crime involving sex, including rape, molestation, and production or distribution of child pornography.

You can access this information online for Black Hawk County by going to this link, but bear in mind that searches sometimes reveal primary last known addresses or, rather the block that they live on. You are also required to accept a disclosure to use the database.

Bail and Bail Bondsman

The bail and bond process is used to secure your release from jail in exchange for meeting certain conditions. It is imposed to ensure that you will make your court dates and not commit any further offenses while out. An Iowa criminal lawyer will bring up the issue of bail at your initial appearance before a judge. The judge makes a determination as to the conditions for your release until your next court date.

Just as Iowa provides sentencing guidelines, it offers guidelines for bail bonds. The bond schedule for crimes other than forcible felonies and misdemeanors is as follows:

Manufacturing or delivery of certain controlled substances – $25,000
Felony for manufacturing or delivery of certain controlled substances – $50,000
Class B felony – $25,000
Class C felony – $10,000
Class D felony – $5,000
Aggravated misdemeanor – $2,000
Serious misdemeanor – $1,000
Simple misdemeanor – $300

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Black Hawk County Probation Department
Probation officer’s are appointed to investigate, report on, and supervise the conduct of convicted offenders on probation. Items to bring to the Probation Office include: employment verification (a pay stub), residence (a lease, copy of a utility bill, etc.), community service record log, counseling or meeting attendance, all personal drug prescriptions, medical condition documents, and immigration registration among other things.
Office: Black Hawk County Probation Department
location: 225 East 6th Street, Waterloo, Iowa, 50703
Black Hawk County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 234
Avg Daily Population 240
Name of new facility not applicable
Full time payroll 94
Full time total employees 94
Total salaries and wages 4100000
Other operating expenditures 1400000
Total construction costs 0
Equipment, furnishings, etc 0
Year of original construction 1995
Year of major renovation not applicable
Name of new facility not applicable

Address: 225 E 6TH STREET WATERLOO IA 50703

Black Hawk County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016 69,678
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016 66,398
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016 3,280
Unemployment Rate, 2016 4.7
Median Household Income Annual Average, 2015 50,335
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Black Hawk County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014 18,161
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 2015 14.2
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

1 month ago
With break-ins and burglaries reported in our county, as well as several surrounding areas, we urge everyone to remain extra vigilant. Maintain awareness of your surroundings, including your own home or neighborhood. Always lock your house, vehicle, sheds, etc. Do not leave valuable items out in the open where they could be seen.

Also, with holiday shopping beginning soon, if you are having items shipped to your home, keep in mind when packages are supposed to arrive, and ensure they are secured as soon as possible.

As always, please report suspicious activity, persons, or vehicles to Dispatch at .
2 months ago
Due to system updates within the Black Hawk County Jail, beginning October 16th, 2017, night visits for adult inmates will be suspended until the updates are completed.

Completion time is expected to be sometime late December 2017.

This does not apply to juveniles.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
3 months ago
This month, three females have reported being assaulted in Black Hawk and Linn Counties. These have been reported in rural areas during the evening hours. As always, please report suspicious activity to law enforcement, and use your best judgement and caution when encountering suspicious persons.

Press Release:
4 months ago
On July 14, 1981, Black Hawk County Sergeant William Mullikin was killed in a vehicle accident during the manhunt for the individual that murdered Waterloo Police Officers Michael Hoing and Wayne Rice on July 12, 1981.

The manhunt came to an end on July 17, 1981 when the suspect was located in a bean field outside of La Porte City, Iowa.

We forever honor the service and sacrifice of Officers Hoing and Rice, and Sergeant Mullikin.

4 months ago
Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office K9 Jarvis has received body armor

Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office K9 Jarvis has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interests, Inc. K9 Jarvis’s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,400 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call . Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
4 months ago
Late in the evening of July 12, 1981, Waterloo Police Officers
Michael Hoing and Wayne Rice were dispatched to a home answering a routine call on a loud stereo. Moments later both Hoing and Rice lost their lives in the line of duty, gunned down by the suspect in the front yard of the residence. The suspect fled on foot. A massive manhunt ensued, ending with the arrest of the suspect on July 17, 1981 in a bean field outside La Porte City, Iowa.

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