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

Donaldson arrested for OWI 2nd/DWLS

July 12, 2024

On July 10, 2024 at 5:16P.M., Plymouth County Deputies arrived at a car accident scene that occurred at the intersection of C-38 & 140 just south of Remsen Iowa. While on scene one of the drivers involved in the accident, a Reed Donaldson, age 22 of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, was found to have a…


Moffatt arrested for OWI 2nd/PCS/DWLR

July 10, 2024

On July 9, 2024 at approximately 12:00 hrs., a traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of 260th street and Impala Ave near Merrill, Iowa. The driver, Rivers Richard Moffat, age 22 of Le Mars, Iowa, was known by the deputy to have a revoked license in Iowa and was not allowed to operate a…


Topete-Gonzalez arrested for OWI 1st

July 8, 2024

On 07/07/2024 at 01:42 hours a Plymouth County Deputy was patrolling eastbound on C12 from Highway 75 when the deputy did see a vehicle in the south ditch with the engine smoking.  The driver was identified as Albino Topete-Gonzalez, age 54 of the Le Mars area. The driver did admit to operating the vehicle and…


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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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