Phone: (641) 754-6380
Fax: (641) 754-6369
Sheriff Joel Phillips has served as a peace officer since 2002. He joined the Marshall County Sheriff's Office in 2002 as a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the patrol division. He has served in a number of roles including firearms instructor, rifle instructor, chemical munitions instructor, reserve peace officer instructor, A.L.I.C.E instructor, and Pepperball instructor.
In May 2008, he was assigned to the Mid Iowa Drug Task Force as an investigator for the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. In 2011 Deputy Phillips was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, assigned as the Field Office Unit Supervisor for the Mid Iowa Drug Task Force.
August 2014 Detective/Sergeant Phillips was appointed to serve as Chief Jail Administrator, third in command with responsibilities overseeing the Jail Division.
In February 2017, he appointed as Chief Deputy, assuming the agency role as second-in-command with responsibilities in the area of field-services including patrol, investigations, civil and transportation as well as other administrative duties for the agency.
April 2021 he was appointed as Sheriff
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