Marty Arganbright

Chief Deputy:
Jeremy Bennett


Todd Thorn

Jesse Swensen

Kent Gries

Blake Michelsen

Steven Henry
James Mink (K-9 Deputy and Rage)

Civil Clerk:
Leora Laughery
Mary Sheeder, PT

Josie Cable, PT


Mike Herbert


Amy Cleveland
Charles Cleveland

Paula Martinson
Krysty Melton, PT

Alex Olson, PT

Denise Reno

Patricia Small, PT

Phone: (641) 747-2214
Fax: (641) 747-3346

For civil service submissions use:

Guthrie County Sheriff
200 North 5th Street
Guthrie Center, IA 50115

Hrs: 24 hours/day

Jail Visitation hours: Thursdays 2-3:30 pm, unless a holiday.

Application for Employment

Guthrie County Main > Sheriff

Guthrie County Sheriff
The county's principal peace officer is the Guthrie County Sheriff, who is elected every four years. Currently, the Sheriff is Marty Arganbright. The Sheriff and Sheriff's Deputies are the police force for residents of the unincorporated areas of the county.

The Sheriff's Office handles all routine and emergency calls for these areas, and regularly patrols all areas of the county.

The Sheriff's Office also issues permits to purchase and carry firearms and houses the Guthrie County Jail.


News of Interest:

2018 Non Professional Weapons Permit to Carry information and application

HSI Victim Notification Program

Upcoming Events:

Wells Fargo Bank NA vs Todd and Wendy Armstrong, EQCV082948. Sale postponed until 5/24/2019. 211 SE 2nd St, Panora, IA 50216. Judgment Amount $ 60,987,92.


Relevant Links
Sex Offender Registry
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Iowa State Patrol
Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI)
Iowa Department of Transportation
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
Concerns of Police Survivors - The Source for Law Enforcement


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