Ringgold County Sheriff's Office

See Ringgold 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
Ringgold County Sheriff's Office
Address
801 West South Street, Mount Ayr, Iowa, 50854
Phone
(641) 464-3921

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Worth County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Union County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Taylor County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Decatur County Sheriff 26 miles
Adams County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Gentry County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Harrison County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Clarke County Sheriff 34 miles
Mercer County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Nodaway County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Page County Sheriff's Office 42 miles
Adair County Sheriff's Office 43 miles

Map and Directions to Ringgold 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.