About the Sheriff
Robert Gerdes Jr. was elected to the position of Hancock County Sheriff in November of 2020. Rob served as a deputy sheriff in Hancock County from 2005 until his election. Prior to that he was a deputy sheriff in Winnebago County from 2000-2005, and a deputy sheriff in Worth County from 1997-2000. Rob served in the Iowa Army National Guard for six years and graduated from NIACC with a criminal justice degree.