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Mission Statement

The mission of the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office is the preservation of the peace, the prevention of crime, the safe-guarding of civil rights, and the maintenance of social order with justice, equity, and freedom for all.

We recognize that the legitimation of the power and authority is dependent upon public approval, confidence and trust.
In order to provide for peace, protection, security and freedom, members of the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office have been vested with powers and authority.

The Sheriff’s Office and its members will never deviate from demonstration of total impartiality in their obedience to and enforcement of the law, in complete independence of politics, readily offering service and friendship to all members of the public without regard to social position, race, creed, color, or other characteristics.

Sheriff Don Vrotsos

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office is irrevocably committed to the concept that the continuity and vitality of democratic ideals depend upon a law enforcement service that strictly adheres to the executive function and will never usurp the powers and authority of the judiciary in avenging individuals or the State, and is constantly aware of the sensitive balance between individual freedom and collective security.

To these concepts, we are committed.