Muscatine County Sheriff's Office

See Muscatine 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
Muscatine County Sheriff's Office
Address
400 Walnut Street, Muscatine, Iowa, 52761
Phone
(563) 263-6055

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Louisa County Sheriff's Office 15 miles
Mercer County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Cedar County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Rock Island County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Scott County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Johnson County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Henderson County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Washington County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Warren County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Henry County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Des Moines County Sheriff's Office 42 miles
Henry County Sheriff's Office 45 miles

Map and Directions to Muscatine 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.