The County Sheriff's Department is responsible for enforcing federal, state, county, and municipal laws and ordinances.

  Monroe County, Iowa - Sheriff


The Sheriff is an elected Monroe County official serving a four year term.

The Sheriff's Office is responsible in enforcing state and county laws within the county. Duties of the office include but are not limited to the following:

Reports of, and investigation of, thefts, vandalisms, assaults, illegal drug activity, reported child and/or domestic abuse, accidents and all other criminal allegations. Deputies are also responsible for the enforcement of traffic laws.

The Sheriff's Office is also required to carry out duties related with civil process including but not limited to:
Original notices and petitions, garnishments, orders, sheriff sales, room and board reimbursements, evictions, protective orders and restraining orders, involuntary commitment of persons with mental illness and / or substance abuse, duties related to condemnation of private property and the execution and return all writs and other legal processes issued by lawful authority.

This department patrols almost 552 miles of roads and routinely patrols the streets of municipalities.

The Sheriff is responsible for criminal investigations in the county, maintains the 26 bed county jail facility, serves Civil Process papers and court orders, and attending involuntary Hospitalizations and Condemnation hearings.

The Monroe Jail has a zero tolerance for sexual abuse or sexual harrassment whether inmate on inmate, or staff on inmate. All reported acivities shall be handled in a professional manner and treated as criminal activity. Inmates may report an incident of sexual misconduct either verbally or in written form to:
  A. Jailer / Correctional Officer
  B. Jail / Dispatch Supervisor
  C. Jail Administrator
  D. Sheriff / Chief Deputy/Deputy
  E. Medical Staff
  F. Mental Health Provider
  G. Inmates Attorney
  H. Sexual Abuse Hotline : 1-800-656-4673
  I. Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline : 1-800-284-7821
  J. Iowa Citizen's Aides Ombudsman Office
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114 19th Ave West
Albia IA 52531

Office Hours:
Sheriffs Office
8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

Jail and
Communications Center
Staffed 24/7

Phone Number:

FAX Number:


County Sheriff:
Daniel Johnson

Chief Deputy
Mat Scharff

Deputy Scott Dunning

Deputy Todd Stewart

Deputy Joe Worth

Sheriff Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Sheriff's office

Sheriff Links:

Iowa State Patrol
Road Conditions


Iowa Sex Offender Registry


Iowa State Sheriffs & Deputies Association (ISSDA)

Iowa Courts Online

National Sex Offender Registry

Lovilia water works

St. Marys, Weller, Memorial

US Post Office - Lovilia, Iowa

Picnic shelter at Miami Park