The duties of the County Attorney are discharged by the Civil and Criminal divisions.
The Civil division serves as legal counsel to elected officials and County departments
and represents the County in court actions. The Criminal division processes adult
criminal and juvenile actions referred from law enforcement, government agencies
and the public. The County Attorney, governed by Chapter 331 of the Iowa Code, ensures
that the laws of the State are enforced within Polk County, prosecutes violators
of the law, and acts as legal counsel to the Board of Supervisors.
Announcements, News, & Recent Cases
Announcement: County Attorney’s Collections More
On March 7, 2014, a Polk County jury found defendant Matthew Grady guilty of Murder
in the First Degree for shooting Stephen Scott in the back, with a Makarov pistol.