Allamakee County Sheriff's Office

See Allamakee County Sheriff's Office location, address, and phone number, and public records search. Sheriffs are law enforcement officers which enforce laws and keep public order. Sheriffs are usually elected by their regional counties.

Allamakee County Sheriff's Office
110 Allamakee Street Northwest, Waukon, Iowa, 52172
(563) 568-4521

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office 16 miles
Crawford County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Houston County Economic Development Authority 25 miles
Clayton County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Fayette County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Vernon County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
La Crosse County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Fillmore County Sheriff Office 42 miles
Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office 45 miles

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What is a sheriff?

A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official who serves a specific county. Many of the responsibilities of the sheriff overlap with those of local police departments. The biggest difference is that a sheriff has jurisdiction over the entire county, while police departments can only enforce laws within city limits.

While sheriffs share law enforcement duties with city police officers, their degree of responsibility varies by jurisdiction. Municipalities with limited resources often contract law enforcement services to the sheriff, especially for complex crimes where they may not be equipped to conduct a detailed investigation.

Sheriffs tend to be more involved in cases where a suspect operates across city lines. Since they have the authority to investigate crimes and make arrests in any city in their jurisdiction, they often act as a bridge between various municipal law enforcement agencies in that jurisdiction.