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

Schmitt arrested for OWI 2nd/PCS/Parapheranlia

February 29, 2024

In the late evening hours on February 26, 2024 a Plymouth County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling 93 mph in a 55 mph zone.  The driver of the vehicle, Shelby Schmitt, was found to be operating on a suspended driver’s license.  Schmitt had an open container and showed signs of…


Domsch arrested for OWI 3rd

February 15, 2024

On February 15, 2024 at approximately 01:21 hrs., the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a vehicle in the middle of the roadway on 190th Street near Hwy 140.  The vehicle was described as a silver 2004 GMC pickup and there was a male subject asleep at the wheel.  Plymouth County Deputies responded…


Hansen arrest on warrant

February 14, 2024

On 02/13/24 at 8:00 p.m., the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office arrested Staci Lynn Hansen, age 56 of Akron, Iowa on three Plymouth County warrants. The first warrant is for controlled substance violation, the second possession of controlled substance 3rd or subsequent and the third for possession of controlled substance 3rd or subsequent offense.  Hansen was…


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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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