Sheriff's Office
935 Highway 69 North
Forest City, IA 50436

Deputy Patrol

935 Highway 69 North
Forest City, IA 50436

Dispatch Patrol Phone: 641-585-2828
Emergency: 911




Sheriff David Peterson has been a law enforcement officer in Winnebago County since 1977. Beginning with the Forest City Police Department, Sheriff Peterson became a Deputy in 1984. After serving as a Deputy and Chief Deputy, Sheriff Peterson was elected Sheriff in 2012.

Deputies are the backbone of the law enforcement services for Winnebago County. Patrol Deputies are the first responders for emergency dispatch, criminal investigations, accident investigations, civil service, court services and every type of call for service.

The Sheriff's Office is involved in D.A.R.E., a national program which brings educational information to schools about drug abuse. The Sheriff's Department also has two K-9 Officers activily engaged in drug enforcement and tracking services. Winnebago County Deputies are involved in state and regional intelligence organizations and are constantly upgrading their training to bring the highest quality of service to Winnebago County.

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office provides primary law enforcement for all of rural Winnebago County, as well as the cities of Leland, Thompson, Scarville, and Rake.

The Winnebago County Deputies provide 24/7 patrol services. Deputies live within the communities they serve and are friends and neighbors to our citizens.