Warren County Sheriff's Office

See Warren 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
Warren County Sheriff's Office
Address
PO Box 337, Indianola, Iowa, 50125
Phone
(515) 961-1122

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Polk County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Madison County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Clarke County Sheriff 24 miles
Marion County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Lucas County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Dallas County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Jasper County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Wayne County Sheriff's Office 44 miles
Decatur County Sheriff 44 miles
Story County Sheriff's Office 45 miles
Monroe County Sheriff's Office 46 miles
Union County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

Map and Directions to Warren 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.