Marion County Sheriff's Office

See Marion 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
Marion County Sheriff's Office
Address
211 North Godfrey Lane, Knoxville, Iowa, 50138
Phone
(641) 828-2220
Fax
(641) 828-8453

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Mahaska County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Monroe County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Lucas County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Jasper County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Warren County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Polk County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Wapello County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Wayne County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Clarke County Sheriff 41 miles
Appanoose County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Keokuk County Sheriff's Office 44 miles

Map and Directions to Marion 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.