Sheriff Overview
 Mark Hervey,

The County's principal peace officer is the Shelby County Sheriff, who is elected every four years. The Sheriff and the Deputies are the law enforcement for the residents of Shelby County, plus provide contract law enforcement for the Cities of Defiance, Earling, Elk Horn, Irwin, Kirkman, Panama, Portsmouth, Shelby, Tennant, and Westphalia, based on a per capita charge.

The IowaVINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and email notification when the offender's custody status changes. The toll-free number for IowaVINE is 888-7-IAVINE or 888-742-8463. This service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status.

Sheriff's Department staff includes:

Mark Hervey - Sheriff

Rod McMurphy - Chief Deputy

Michael Jurgensen - Deputy

Glenn Birks - Deputy

Chad Butler - Deputy

Kelly Lefeber - Deputy

Donovon Dontje - Deputy

Karla Kramer - Secretary

Neil Gross - Deputy

Nathan Pigsley - Deputy

Shelby County's Jail staff includes:

Harold Brensel - Jailer

Kyle Lindberg - Jailer

Nancy Pigsley - Jailer

Andrew Bierl - Jailer

Jim Fleshman - Jailer

Adam Gau - Jailer

Michelle Eckermann - Jailer