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The mission of the Hardin County Jail is to provide a facility that is safe, clean, and sanitary for detainees throughout the time of their incarceration.

It is the policy of Hardin County, this facility, and the Immigration Service to treat detainees with dignity and respect while maintaining a safe, secure, and sanitary detention facility.


Jail Division Staff

The Jail Division management team consists of:

  • The Sheriff
  • Jail Administrator
  • Assistant Jail Administrator
  • Jail Sergeants

The remainder of the jail staff consists of correctional officers and support staff.

Jail Administrator

The Jail Administrator is responsible for the administration of policy, activity, operation, and business of the county jail.

Jail Lieutenant

The Assistant Administrator is primarily responsible for the daily operation, appointments, court appearances, and services.

Jail Sergeants

The Jail Sergeants assist the administration and support the correctional officers in carrying out their general duties along with policy enforcement.

Questions & Concerns

For a prompt reply, please email any questions regarding the jail or jail policy to the Hardin County Sheriff's Office Jail Division.

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Contact Us

Jail Department Office

Physical Address

Law Enforcement Center 1116 14th Avenue
Eldora, IA 50627


Phone: 641-939-8189

Fax: 641-939-8249


Monday - Friday
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Nick Whitmore

Jail Administrator


Phone : (641) 939-8189


Dave McDaniel



Phone : (641) 939-8189

Additional Contact Information

Toll Free: 800-568-4373

After Hours Fax: 641-939-8209

Emergency Phone: : 911