Hardin County Sheriff's Office

See Hardin 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
Hardin County Sheriff's Office
Address
1116 14th Avenue, Eldora, Iowa, 50627
Phone
(641) 939-8189
Fax
(641) 939-8249

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Grundy County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Marshall County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Franklin County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Story County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Butler County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Tama County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office 40 miles
Bremer County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Wright County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Boone County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

Map and Directions to Hardin 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.