Pottawattamie County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

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Need to do an arrest warrant search for Pottawattamie County? It is pretty simple. Considering the crime statistics for the county, there are likely many outstanding warrants there. On average, there are a little over six thousand crimes in any given year in Pottawattamie County, IA. Of that total number, about thirteen percent are violent crimes, including murder and rape. There are around 93,000 people in the county.


The most logical step to find active warrants for arrests in Pottawattamie County is to go to the county sheriff’s website https://sheriff.pottcounty-ia.gov/public-awareness/warrants.php. On that webpage, there is a statement that the Warrants List is a public service and that it contains the “possible” arrest warrants that the sheriff’s office holds. The list changes regularly as individuals are apprehended, and the list is not guaranteed to be accurate or timely. The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office requests explicitly that individuals with information about anyone on the outstanding warrant list not take any action on their own but instead contact law enforcement officers and provide any addresses and phone numbers plus a description of any vehicles associated with the individual on the list. The actual list of outstanding warrants is in alphabetical order by last name. The plan also provides the individual’s age, height, weight, gender, and race.


The Pottawattamie County Records Division offers incident reports and criminal history/background checks. That agency may provide information on arrest records. The announcements contain no juvenile offense records nor any traffic records. Individuals seeking background information must provide a photo ID at the time of request and complete an application to “Request for Criminal History Records.

For statewide criminal records checks, the organization to go to is the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Their website is https://iowacriminalhistory.iowa.gov.

Is it feasible to acquire information over the phone about Pottawattamie County arrest warrants and recent arrests? (2021-Update)       

  • To request an accident report, arrest records, and an incident report, contact the Sheriff’s Department at 712- 890-2200.
  • To request information on victim and witness program, call the County Attorney’s Office at 712-328-5649.
  • To begin a criminal case search, contact the Clerk of Court at 712-328-5604

Crime statistics of Pottawattamie County

Property crimes accounted for the majority of the nearly 308 crimes reported in Pottawattamie County in 2019, with 251 complaints. There were about 54 burglaries and around 173 larceny thefts in this category. In the category of violent crimes, there were 46 reports of aggravated assault and 7 reports of rape.


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