Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office

See Chickasaw 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.

Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office
116 North Chestnut Avenue, New Hampton, Iowa, 50659
(641) 394-3121

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Floyd County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Bremer County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Fayette County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Mitchell County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Butler County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Fillmore County Sheriff Office 44 miles
Allamakee County Sheriff's Office 45 miles
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

Map and Directions to Chickasaw 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.