Madison County Sheriff's Office 1012 North 1st Avenue Winterset IA 50273 7.1 miles from Patterson 515-462-3575
Warren County Sheriff's Office PO Box 337 Indianola IA 50125 16.2 miles from Patterson 515-961-1122
Dallas County Sheriff's Office 201 Nile Kinnick Drive North Adel IA 50003 20.0 miles from Patterson 515-993-4771
Clarke County Sheriff 220 Town Line Road Osceola IA 50213 21.8 miles from Patterson 641-342-2914
Polk County Sheriff's Office 2309 Euclid Avenue Des Moines IA 50310 22.7 miles from Patterson 515-286-3800
Adair County Sheriff's Office 306 East Iowa Street Greenfield IA 50849 30.3 miles from Patterson 641-743-2148
Union County Sheriff's Office 302 North Pine Street Creston IA 50801 32.1 miles from Patterson 641-782-7717
Lucas County Sheriff's Office 48559 Hy Vee Road Chariton IA 50049 36.5 miles from Patterson 641-774-5083
Guthrie County Sheriff's Office 200 North 5th Street Guthrie Center IA 50115 39.6 miles from Patterson 641-747-2214
Marion County Sheriff's Office 211 North Godfrey Lane Knoxville IA 50138 42.5 miles from Patterson 641-828-2220
Decatur County Sheriff 207 North Main Street Leon IA 50144 42.5 miles from Patterson 641-446-4111
A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official for a county. Sheriffs usually have policing jurisdiction over unincorporated areas of the county, though in some states, sheriffs have jurisdiction throughout the state.
In many locations, the sheriff also runs the county jail.
The sheriff keeps records on criminal arrests, incidents reported to the sheriff, traffic collision reports, and other records. Many of these records are available to the public.