Plymouth County

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Welcome to the plymouth county sherrif’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

Chavez arrested for DWLB and OWI 2nd

July 29, 2022

On July 27, 2022 at approximately 19:09 hours, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s office received a call about a vehicle that ran out of gas on State Highway 3 near Shamrock Ave.  The drover of the vehicle was identified as Ricardo Moreno Chavez, age 55 of Sioux City, Iowa.  Chavez presented a barred Iowa driver’s license Read More »


Ortega Hernandez arrested for DWLS

July 27, 2022

On 7/25/2022 at approximately 12:26 p.m., the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office performed a traffic stop on Highway 75 near the 273rd Street intersection.  As a result of that stop Gumercindo Ortega Hernandez was placed under arrest for driving with a suspended Iowa license.  He was booked into the Plymouth County Jail.


10-50 PI – Mohning/Carpenter

July 22, 2022

On 7/21/22 at 11:33 a.m., the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a crash involving injuries – car vs mower.  The location was approximately 1 mile east of Hwy 140 on C38.  Remsen Fire, Remsen Ambulance and Plymouth County Deputies responded. Jamie Carpenter, age 25 of Cherokee, Iowa, was operating a 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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