Victim Services

If you believe you’ve been a victim of a crime, you must contact the Law Enforcement Agency where the crime occurred.

Ottumwa Police Department: 641-683-0661
Wapello County Sheriff’s Office: 641-684-4350

If the Law Enforcement Agency forwards a complaint to the County Attorney’s Office, the County Attorney will decide what charges, if any, are filed.

If a criminal charge other than a simple misdemeanor is filed by the County Attorney, and you are identified as a victim of the crime, you will receive an informational packet from the County Attorney’s Office. Once you have received this packet, you can contact the County Attorney’s Office at 683-0030 if you need assistance completing the packet.