Plymouth County

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Welcome to the plymouth county sheriff’s office

"We believe in serving with honesty, integrity, commitment, teamwork, professionalism, accountability, and sense of community."

On behalf of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, I want to welcome you to our website. Plymouth County is located in the NW corner of Iowa, bordering our neighbor state South Dakota.  We are the 4th largest county in square miles, 864, with a population of approximately 26,000.  Plymouth County is also the northernmost start for the beautiful Loess Hills Byway.  Cities located in Plymouth County include the county seat LeMars, the ICE CREAM CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, Akron, Brunsville, Craig, Hinton, Kingsley, Merrill, Oyens, Remsen, Westfield and a small portion of Sioux City.   Hopefully, you will find this website user-friendly and provide you with answers to questions you may have. 

Latest News & Press Releases

Kimmer arrested for PCS and OWI 1st

August 15, 2022

On August 14, 2022, a traffic stop was conducted on a silver Chevy Suburban at the Casey’s parking lot in Merrill, Iowa. The driver, Neil Jacob Kimmer, age 42 of Sioux City, Iowa, was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. He was placed under arrest and booked into the Plymouth County Jail. Read More »


Wilson arrested for PCS 3rd

August 15, 2022

On August 13, 2022, a traffic stop was conducted on a blue Dodge Stratus at the intersection of Highway 75 & Calhoun Street in Merrill, IA. The driver identified as Cody James Wilson, age 49 of Spencer, Iowa, was found to be in possession of multiple controlled substances. Cody was also showing signs of impairment Read More »


UTV Accident

August 11, 2022

On August 10, 2022 at approximately 1146 hrs., the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a UTV accident with injuries that occurred at a residence in the 28,000 block of Hill Lane, located west of Hinton, Iowa. During the investigation it was learned that an eight-year-old male was driving an unregistered 2012 Read More »


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A message from Sheriff Jeff TeBrink

The mission of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office is to work cooperatively with the public in protecting and enhancing the quality of life in Plymouth County and in doing so, we are dedicated to providing the highest professional and ethical level of law enforcement and corrections service.  

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