Polk County Criminal Records (Iowa)

Search free Polk County, IA crime records such as arrest records, warrant search, jail and prison records, inmate search, police records, sex offender registry, and court records.


Polk County Clerks file important documents and preserve municipal records in order to maintain an archive for their municipality that can be accessed by the public in Polk County, IA. The Clerk's Office is an important source for Polk County crime records. Multiple court records can be obtained through the Clerk's Office, including Polk County criminal case records for felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic infractions. Many Clerk's Offices provide online access to court records as well as online criminal history searches.

Altoona City Clerk Altoona IA 407 8th Street Southeast 50009 515-967-5136

Des Moines City Clerk Des Moines IA 400 East 1st Street 50309 515-283-4141

Mitchellville City Clerk Mitchellville IA 204 Center Avenue North 50169 515-967-2935

Polk County Clerk Des Moines IA 500 Mulberry Street 50309 515-286-3772


Polk County Courts maintain records on their cases and make these documents available to the public, including criminal records for felonies and misdemeanors, criminal violations, and traffic infractions in Polk County, IA. There are many types of Polk County courts, including municipal, district, superior, and appellate courts. You will need to know the Polk County Criminal Court of record and have a name or the case number in order to locate a court case. Many courts also provide docket information for ongoing cases. Court records can often be requested online.

Des Moines District Court Des Moines IA 500 Mulberry Street 50309 515-286-3772


Polk County District attorneys are charged with prosecuting crimes in Polk County, IA. The District Attorney's Office makes information on ongoing Polk County criminal cases and upcoming court dates available to the public. Most District Attorney's Offices provide online access to current and recent Polk County criminal records, excluding juvenile records and cases sealed by the court. If you need information on an ongoing criminal case, the District Attorney's Office can give you important information about the defendants involved in the case.

Polk County District Attorney Des Moines IA 222 5th Avenue 50309 515-286-3737


Polk County Jails and Prisons maintain records on current and former inmates in Polk County, IA. This information is accessible to the public through the relevant Department of Corrections (DOC) or the Federal Bureau of Prisons. These Polk County crime records contain information on a criminal's conviction and sentence, the facility where an inmate is incarcerated, and release dates. In order to locate jail and prison records, you will need a last name and supporting information such as an identification number, date of birth, and the inmate's incarceration status. Polk County Jail and prison records are available online through county, state, or federal databases.

Fort Des Moines Community Corrections Complex Des Moines IA 68 Thayer Street 50315 515-242-6603

Iowa Correctional Institution For Women Mitchellville IA 420 Mill Street Southwest 50169 515-725-5042

Iowa State Corrections Des Moines IA 1445 East Grand Avenue 50316 515-242-5770

Iowa State Prison Des Moines IA 600 Southeast 18th Street 50317 515-266-6913

Polk County Juvenile Detention Center Des Moines IA 1548 Hull Avenue 50316 515-286-3344

Polk County Main Jail Des Moines IA 1985 Northeast 51st Place 50313 515-323-5400

West Des Moines Jail West Des Moines IA 250 Mills Civic Parkway 50265 515-222-3320


Polk County Police Departments maintain records on criminal arrests, incidents reported to the police, and other criminal records in Polk County, IA. Many of these Polk County police records are available to the public, including 911 incident response reports, police incident reports, and witness statements in certain departments. Logs of Polk County criminal arrests and search warrants are also public records. Some police records, particularly those involving ongoing cases or sensitive information, are sealed. Polk County police departments provide online access to crime records online.

Altoona Police Department Altoona IA 700 1st Avenue South 50009 515-967-5132

Ankeny Police Department Ankeny IA 211 Southwest Walnut Street 50023 515-965-6440

Clive Police Department Clive IA 8505 Harbach Boulevard 50325 515-278-1312

Des Moines Police Academy Des Moines IA 433 East Army Post Road 50315 515-323-8350

Des Moines Police Department Des Moines IA 25 East 1st Street 50309 515-283-4836

Iowa Department Of Natural Resources - Law Enforcement Bureau Des Moines IA 502 East 9th Street 50309 515-281-5919

Iowa Department Of Natural Resources.- Parks Division Des Moines IA 502 East 9th Street 50309

Iowa Department Of Public Safety Des Moines IA 215 East 7th Street 50319

Iowa State Patrol District 1 - Des Moines Des Moines IA 260 Northwest 48th Place 50313 515-725-0010

Iowa State Patrol District 15 Des Moines IA 5912 Northwest 2nd Street 50313 515-281-6176

Iowa State Patrol District 16 Des Moines IA 321 East 12th Street 50319 515-281-3879

Johnston Police Department Johnston IA 6221 Merle Hay Road 50131 515-278-2344

Mitchellville Police Department Mitchellville IA 110 2nd Street Northeast 50169 515-967-9289

Pleasant Hill Police Department Pleasant Hill IA 5151 Maple Drive 50327 515-265-1444

Polk City Police Department Polk IA 309 Van Dorn Street 50226 515-984-6565

Urbandale Police Department Urbandale IA 3740 86th Street 50322 515-278-3938

West Des Moines Police Department West Des Moines IA 250 Mills Civic Parkway 50265 515-222-3320

West Des Moines Police Department West Des Moines IA Mills Civic Parkway 50266 515-222-3320


Polk County Probation Departments enforce court orders by monitoring probationers to prevent them from committing new crimes in Polk County, IA. Probation departments maintain records on individuals currently or formerly under probation. Iowa law governs access to Polk County probation records and may restrict certain information about a probationer. Contact the local Polk County Probation Department if you need someone's probation or crime record.

Iowa County Probation Department Des Moines IA 910 Washington Avenue 50314 515-242-6604

Polk County Probation Department Des Moines IA 910 Washington Avenue 50314 515-242-6604


Polk County Sheriffs maintain records on criminal arrests, incidents reported to the sheriff, traffic collision reports, and other criminal records in Polk County, IA. Some sheriff's criminal records, particularly those involving ongoing cases or sensitive information, are not available to the public. Sheriff's Offices provide access to incident reports if you know some basic information about the incident, and provide useful information Polk County criminal background checks.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Des Moines IA 2309 Euclid Avenue 50310 515-286-3800

Polk County Sheriff's Office Des Moines IA 1985 Northeast 51st Place 50313

Polk County Sheriffs Department Des Moines IA 206 6th Avenue 50309 515-286-3800

Polk County Sheriffs Department Des Moines IA 6023 Northeast 14th Street 50313 515-286-3306


Polk County Town Halls and City Halls are the chief administrative offices that runs the town or city in Polk County, IA. Town Halls and City Halls maintain records related to the locality, including criminal records. Many provide online access to local Polk County crime reports.

Altoona City Hall Altoona IA 407 8th Street Southeast 50009 515-967-7866

Ankeny City Hall Ankeny IA 410 West 1st Street 50023 515-965-6469

Bondurant City Hall Bondurant IA 100 Lincoln Street Southeast 50035 515-967-2418

Clive City Hall Clive IA 1900 Northwest 114th Street 50325 515-223-6220

Des Moines City Hall Des Moines IA 400 Robert D. Ray Drive 50309 515-283-4209

Grimes City Hall Grimes IA 101 Northeast Harvey Street 50111 515-986-3036

Johnston City Hall Johnston IA 6221 Merle Hay Road 50131 515-278-2344

Pleasant Hill City Hall Pleasant Hill IA 5160 Maple Drive 50327 515-262-9368

Polk City City Hall Polk IA 112 South 3rd Street 50226 515-984-6233

Runnells City Hall Runnells IA 110 Brown Street 50237 515-966-2042

Sheldahl City Hall Sheldahl IA 803 2nd Street 50243 515-685-2814

Urbandale City Hall Urbandale IA 3600 86th St 50322 515-278-3900

West Des Moines City Hall West Des Moines IA 4200 Mills Civic Parkway 50265 515-222-3444