Shelby County Courthouse
Contact Information

Neil Gross
Shelby County Sheriff
Office and Jail
1104 9th Street
Harlan, Iowa 51537
Office Phone: 712.755.5026
Jail Phone: 712.755.2501
Fax: 712.755.2481
Office Hours: 8am-4pm M-F
The after hours entrance is
located on the southwest
corner of the building.

Law Enforcement is provided
24 hours per day.

Sheriff Overview
 Neil Gross,

The County's principal peace officer is the Shelby County Sheriff, who is elected every four years. The Sheriff and the Deputies are the law enforcement for the residents of Shelby County, plus provide contract law enforcement for the Cities of Defiance, Earling, Elk Horn, Irwin, Kirkman, Panama, Portsmouth, Shelby, Tennant, and Westphalia, based on a per capita charge.

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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.

Shelby County Courthouse

612 Court Street
Harlan, Iowa 51537
Monday - Friday
8 am - 4:30 pm

Sheriff's Department staff includes:

Sheriff 83-1,
Neil Gross

Sergeant 83-2, 
Donavon Dontje

Sergeant 83-3, 
Cody Eckles

Deputy 83-4 
Jacob Hoss
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Deputy 83-5, 
Nathan Pigsley

Deputy 83-6, 
Glenn Birks

Deputy 83-7, 
Chad Butler

Deputy 83-8,
Kelly Lefeber

Deputy 83-9,
Braden Quist