The Office of the Sheriff is responsible for enforcing all federal, state, county, and municipal ordinances within the county. Included in these duties are investigations of theft, vandalism, assault, illegal drug activity, reported child and or domestic abuse, and all other criminal allegations.
The Sheriff is also required to carry out duties relating to the involuntary hospitalization of persons with mental illness and duties relating to condemnation of private property. In addition, the Sheriff is charged with maintaining a 11 bed jail.
The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department routinely patrols 504 square miles of county roads. They also patrol the towns of Fredericksburg, Ionia, Alta Vista, Lawler, the incorporated cities of Nashua, Bassett and North Washington and all the County parks.