Hancock County Sheriff

See Hancock County Sheriff 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
Hancock County Sheriff
Address
875 State Street, Garner, Iowa, 50438
Phone
(641) 923-2621

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Winnebago County Sheriff's Office 12 miles
Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Wright County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Worth County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Franklin County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Kossuth County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Freeborn County Sheriff's Office 40 miles
Humboldt County Sheriff's Office 40 miles
Mitchell County Sheriff's Office 42 miles
Faribault County Sheriff's Office 45 miles
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office 46 miles
Floyd County Sheriff's Office 47 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.