Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office

See Buena Vista 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.


Name
Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office
Address
411 Expansion Boulevard, Storm Lake, Iowa, 50588
Phone
(712) 749-2530
Fax
(712) 732-3397

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Sac County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Ida County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Clay County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Obrien County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Carroll County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Crawford County Sheriff's Office 44 miles

Map and Directions to Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office

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.