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Skip Navigation Links. 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.

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Announcement: County Attorney’s Collections More Than Double

Top Story: 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. read more

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