This is a
list of law enforcement agencies in the state of
All Iowa Sheriff's Departments use the same markings and graphics
on their patrol vehicles aside from each county having it's
respective name on the patrol vehicle before the word "County"
under the "SHERIFF" door markings. All road deputies in the state
also wear the same brown uniforms. All counties have the same
shoulder patches with the county name at the top, a 7 point gold
star with "IOWA" in the middle, and "SHERIFF" at the bottom. Polk
County Deputies may sometimes be seen with Silver 7-point stars on
their uniforms. Many years ago they were sent the wrong color
patches due to a shipping or order mistake and haven't bothered to
fix the 'tradition' in the years since.
According to the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, there are over 440
municipal police departments in the State of Iowa.
College and University agencies