Obrien County Sheriff's Office

See Obrien 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
Obrien County Sheriff's Office
Address
240 1st Street Northeast, Primghar, Iowa, 51245
Phone
(712) 757-3415
Fax
(712) 757-5445

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Clay County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Osceola County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Sioux County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Plymouth County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Dickinson County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Lyon County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Nobles County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Emmet 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.