Criminal Division

Jon J. Jacobmeier, Chief Deputy Attorney
James S. Burger, Assistant County Attorney
Malina M. Dobson, Assistant County Attorney
Patrick J. Eppler, Assistant County Attorney
Lyndze D. Thompson, Assistant County Attorney
Christine M. Shockey, Assistant County Attorney
Kerrie L. Snyder, Assistant County Attorney
Brett R. Wessels, Assistant County Attorney
Paul J. Forney, Assistant County Attorney

Shelly Miles, Executive Legal Assistant

The Criminal Division enforces the criminal code of the State of Iowa.  The Criminal Division prosecutes individuals who violate those laws.  The Criminal Division prosecutes violations of law ranging from traffic violations to misdemeanors to felonies.  These include, but are not limited to: property crimes, such as trespass, theft, and burglary; financial crimes such as fraud, forgery, bad checks, and identity theft; crimes against persons, such as domestic violence, assault, sex abuse, child endangerment, and murder; driving offenses, such as operating while intoxicated.  The Criminal Division also prosecutes cases involving controlled substances and is involved in Drug Court.  The Criminal Division also handles violations of probation.

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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

Pottawattamie Alert is the countywide emergency notification system serving all residents within Pottawattamie County and its communities.

Part of the Alert Iowa System, Pottawattamie Alert is a high-speed notification and weather warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses and residents of Pottawattamie County and its Communities that allows public officials to warn citizens of pending emergencies, critical public information during disasters, recommended protective actions, and provides automated severe weather warnings tailored to your preferences. The system can also be used to provide other important information to communities.