The Sheriff's Office is responsible in enforcing state, county and city ordinances within Delaware County, Iowa.

  Delaware County, Iowa - Sheriff

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

The Sheriff's Office is responsible in enforcing state, county and city ordinances 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.

The Sheriff’s Office provides 24 hour dispatching of Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS Services within Delaware County.

 Delaware County Sheriff's Office is now using GovPayNet. GovPayNet has been processing electronic payments of credit and debit cards on behalf of government entities for over 20 years. Established by a former Sheriff in 1997 to assist law enforcement agencies in handling cash bail payments by credit card, they now offer a wide variety of payments. Use the links below for secure Credit card payments for Bail, Civil Fees, or Admin Fees.
Delaware County Sheriff
Remote Bail Payments
Click to Pay Bail
Delaware County Sheriff
Civil Fees
Civil Fee payments on-line
Delaware County Sheriff
Admin Fees

Pay Admin Fees on-line

Frequently Requested Resources:

Backbone Area Counseling Center
709 West Main Street
Manchester, Iowa 52057
Phone: (563) 927-7330

Department of Correctional Services
106 South Tama Street
P.O. Box 1
Manchester, IA 52057
Phone: (563) 927-5911

Domestic Violence Victim Services
Waypoint Services 24 Hour Crisis and Support Line: 1(800)-208-0388 or 319-363-2093
YWCA Shelter Hotline: (800) 332-5899
Cedar Valley Friends of the Family Shelter Hotline: 1(800)-410-7233 or 319-352-0037

Iowa State Patrol District 10
15239 35th Street
Oelwein, Iowa 50662-9446
Phone: (319) 283-5521
Fax: (319) 283-2046
Informational website: or

Juvenile Court Services for Dubuque/Delaware Counties
350 West 6th St, Suite 215
Dubuque IA  52001
Delaware County Phone: (319) 240-2246
Dubuque County Phone:  (563) 589-7831  Ext. 3070
FAX:  (563) 589-7842

Substance Abuse Service Center
909 West Main
Manchester, Iowa 52057
Phone: (563) 927-5112

The IowaVINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to 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.

Riverview Center Sexual Assault Victim Advocates
24-hour line: (888) 557-0310
Dubuque Office phone: (563) 557-0310



Address of Delaware County Sheriff Office:
1225 W. Howard Street
P.O. Box 116
Manchester, Iowa 52057

Hours Office is Open:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Phone Number:
(563) 927-3135

FAX Number:
(563) 927-6973
Delaware County Jail
1225 W. Howard Street
Manchester, IA 52057
Phone: (563) 927-3135

John LeClere

Employees in
Sheriff's Office:
Luke Thomsen

Jill Knipper

Matthew Menard

Travis Hemesath

Brian Hillebrand

Clayton Miller

Mitch Knipper

Tim Schwendinger

Jason White

Scott Egemo

Matt Tauke

Katelyn Nikolaev

Austin Zuercher

Judy Lee
Office Manager

Alisha Cooke
Jail Administrator

Sheriff's Postings:

Press Releases / Postings

Security Camera Registration Form

Sheriff's Sales

Sheriff Links:

Iowa State Sheriff's and Deputies Association

Other Related Links:
DOT - Iowa Road Conditions

FBI - Omaha Office

Iowa Courts Online

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Iowa Department of Public Safety

Iowa Sex Offender Registry