Sheriff Kevin J. Schneider is a veteran of the Polk County Sheriff's Office serving the citizens of Polk County since 1981. He has extensive knowledge and experience within every division of the Sheriff's Office. He is a graduate of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy with several specialized classes in the field of law enforcement, including the 5-Star Leadership Program. He earned a degree in criminal justice, is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, and a graduate of the Iowa Certified Public Managers program from the State of Iowa and Drake University. Sheriff Schneider volunteers for several community organizations.