Michael Anderson, Sheriff - Serving Since 1974

240 1st street NE

PO Box 260,Primghar, Iowa 51245-0260

General: (712) 757-3415 or (712) 957-3415

Jail (712) 957-JAIL (5245)

Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Iowa State Patrol Iowa State Sheriff's & Deputies Association
Main Page Press Releases Divisions Gun Permits Records & Reports Sheriff's Sales Personal Safety Links
Get Yahoo! Map


CREDIT CARD PROTECTION INFORMATION - Click here then on " Protecting Consumers"

Driving Record Release Form - Now available! Print out the form, fill it in and bring in to the Sheriff's Office. The fee is $8.00

Check out our new pages on the " History" of the Sheriff's Office including pictures of some of the 1926 Jail, the temporary Jail of 1999 - 2000, photos of prior Sheriff's, a link to the Law Enforcement Memorial on two previous Sheriff's who lost their lives in the line of duty and the new Law Enforcement Center. As time and resources permit there may be additions to the "History" pages. Now Available to O'Brien County "Carry Permit" holders - a "wallet size" plastic permit is an option for an additional $10.00 - the card contains your permit information plus a photo for security purposes

Main | AdministrationEmployment Project Life SaverHistory Animal ControlExcess Equipment |  Civil  |  RecordsMost Wanted Jail Officers | Jail RulesFood ServicesSheriffs Sales | Gun PermitsGun Permit Training | Weapons Q&A | Links | Tips ScamsPatrolK9 | Emergency Services | Dispatchers Preparedness | Personal Safety |  IA Homeland Security | Federal Homeland Security | General Laws Q&A | Sex Abuse Hotline


State Road Report
Alert Iowa Sign Up

WENS is here in O’Brien County! What is WENS? It is the “Wireless Emergency Notification System”. It is a free service provided by O’Brien County and the State of Iowa, however normal message fees may apply. You can opt to receive text messages to your cellphone, your cell phone must have test messaging capabilities. Notifications are dependant upon external providers and as such receipt of notifications by the intended recipient cannot be guaranteed. You can receive Severe Weather alerts and other alerts as well. More information will become available in the coming weeks! Stay tuned!

O'Brien County Sheriff Facebook Page

Check out our new FACEBOOK Page! Click here to view the new social media page.

WEAPONS RENEWAL INFORMATION - Weapons Carry Permit holders please review the recently released document by the Iowa Department of Public Safety - Click here  - for renewal please review that section!

Identity Theft is a crime - Click here to view article from the Iowa Attorney General’s Office.

Alert Iowa YouTube Video

2016 Permit to Carry -Renewal Flo Chart

2016 Iowa State Sheriff’s & Deputies Association Honorary Membership Program drive will be mailed soon to O’Brien County citizens’. Please read the Sheriff’s Press Release here. If you are in doubt you may call our office to verify the mailings at 712-757-3415.

April 10 - 16 is National Telecommunicator Week. O’Brien County Communications Operators work diligently to help dispatch the proper emergency responders, fire departments and law enforcement for all of O’Brien County.  We honor our dispatchers this week for all of their hard work they do! Congratulations!

O’Brien County Emergency Management Agency Commission is seeking a Full-time Coordinator immediately. Individuals interested in the position may request an application form, job description and minimum qualification requirements by picking up the forms at the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office Administration located at 240 1st street NE Primghar, IA 51245 or by going to www.obriencountysheriff.com/employment page. Salary is negotiable based on education, experience and qualifications. Pre-employment physical and drug screen required. OBCEMA is an EOE. Applications must be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. May 10, 2016.