Henry County Sheriff's Office

See Henry 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
Henry County Sheriff's Office
Address
106 East Clay Street, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, 52641
Phone
(319) 385-2712
Fax
(319) 385-2384

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Washington County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Des Moines County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Lee County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Van Buren County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Louisa County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Henderson County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Clark County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Muscatine County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Keokuk County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Hancock County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Mercer County Sheriff's Office 44 miles
Wapello 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.