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January 2019

Posted on November 7, 2019 at 11:21 AM by Craig Johnson

“What’s New in County 22?”

It looks as if winter is finally here.  Please drive safely and if you have any problems give us a call to assist you.  I’ve had several phone calls lately inquiring about the renewal of gun permits.  If you would like to renew your gun permit, you have 30 days before and 30 days after your permit expires to renew for a $25 fee.  If you are later than 30 days you can still obtain it, but it will cost you $50 for a new permit fee.  If you have your Carry concealed weapon permit training certificate, please bring that in with you.  Otherwise, we may already have a copy of it.  We also require a driver’s license or photo ID that states you are a resident of Clayton County for both CCW and permits to purchase.  We do not provide the photo ID’s anymore.  The State of Iowa now issues a laminate card you should receive in the mail within a couple weeks of application.

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office once again will be providing child safety and drug education material for all children, preschool and older, as well as their parents.  This time of year, I team up with the National Child Safety Council and send out letters to businesses asking for money donations to the National Child Safety Council.  The money donations are used to purchase and provide safety materials and services for the children.  These materials have been designed exclusively by the National Child Safety Council which started in 1955.  The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office has worked with the National Child Safety Council as long as I can remember.  The National Child Safety Council is a not-for profit, federally tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to the safety of children.

Unintentional injuries account for 9.2 million emergency room visits and 12, 175 deaths each year in children ages 19 and under.  National Child Safety Council provides over 300 different pieces of education material about child safety, drug abuse prevention and missing children.  Some of our favorites are coloring books and of course our Jr. Sheriff sticker badge.  These materials are fun for the children and are educational.  We generally hand these out if we are assisting the schools with educational programs and at the Clayton County Fair.  If you did not receive a letter but would like to donate, please contact us.  More information about the National Child Safety Council may be found on their website @     

And if you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me anytime, e-mail me at, or stop by to see me.

Thanks and be safe,

Sheriff Mike Tschirgi