Sioux County Sheriff's Office

See Sioux 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
Sioux County Sheriff's Office
Address
4363 Ironwood Avenue, Orange, Iowa, 51041
Phone
(712) 737-2280
Fax
(712) 737-8185

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Plymouth County Sheriff's Office 16 miles
Obrien County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Lyon County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Osceola County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Union County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Woodbury County Sheriff's Office 40 miles
Dixon County Sheriff's Office 45 miles
Rock County Sheriff's Office 45 miles
Dakota County Sheriff's Office 45 miles
Clay County Sheriff's Office 46 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.