OUR AGENCY MISSION
It is the
mission of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to serve the public by enhancing
our partnership with the community, and in so doing, protect life and
property, prevent crime, solve problems and foster good will through
courtesy and professionalism.
County Sheriff’s Office shall maintain a correctional facility with the
highest degree of security to ensure the safety of the citizens, staff and
continuing pursuit of excellence, we, the members of the Polk County
Sheriff’s Office, are dedicated to, and proudly promote:
With Confidence and pride in ourselves, we strive to remain
compassionate and protect the rights of all citizens equally.
We will be responsible for our conduct, both professionally
and personally. We will be fair, honest, courteous and show strength of
character at all times. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest
standards of ethical conduct and strive to be role models for all.
We recognize the trust the public places in us and we accept
that responsibility. We are devoted to providing quality service and strive
to remain effective, efficient and responsive to the changing needs of our
community while providing a safe environment.
civilian, full-time or part-time, we are proud to belong to this agency and
to promote these values.
the Sheriff is responsible for the following areas:
The Sheriff is
responsible for the custody, control and movement of inmates confined to the
Polk County Jail. Committed to the jail are prisoners who may be charged
with any type of crime or violation. The Sheriff is responsible to assure
that all prisoners are kept secure and properly cared for.
Division is a state mandated service of the Sheriff’s Office. Its purpose
and function is to serve and execute the various legal processes issued by
the courts of the state and its subdivisions, but also for the legal
community and the general public. Departmental and divisional policies and
procedures are consistent with Nebraska and court case law and are designed
and developed to insure the accurate, expeditious, and judicious service and
execution of all matters relating to civil process.