Webster County Sheriff

Sheriff Star
Law Enforcement Center
702 1st Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515-573-1410
Fax: 515-573-2011
Emergency Dial 9-1-1
Email: wcsheriff@webstercountyia.org
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Serving the County in All Areas of Law Enforcement

Staffed By:

  • Sheriff James V. Stubbs
  • 16 sworn Deputies (I.L.E.A. Certified Peace officers)
  • 4 Civil Clerks
  • 2 Civil Process Servers
  • Reserve unit
Services Provided
Respond to calls from citizens Traffic enforcement
Patrol approximately 720 sq. miles Accident investigations
Contract law enforcement for 5 communities Criminal investigations
Assist other local agencies Narcotics investigations
Assist state and federal agencies Serve arrest warrants
Security and traffic control at special events Execute search warrants
Staff and maintain 29 bed jail facility Garnishments
D.A.R.E. for community schools Weapon Permits
Involved in Crime Stoppers Evictions
Sheriff sales Condemnations


Helpful Information
Weapon Permit Hours
Tuesday - Friday from 9-11 and 2-4

Pay by check or correct amount only. Office does not have change.
Permit To Carry FAQs

Iowa Permit to Carry Weapons
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Victim Info and Notification Service

Victim Information and Notification Service



Iowa State Victim Information and Notification Service

The IowaVINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet IowaVINEto search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and email notification when the offender’s custody status changes.  The toll-free number for IowaVINE is 888-7-IAVINE or 888-742-8463.  This service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about their offender’s custody status.









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