Beaufort County Sheriff's Office 2001 Duke Street Beaufort SC 29902 843-470-3200
Jasper County Sheriff's Office 12008 North Jacob Smart Boulevard Ridgeland SC 29936 15.7 miles from Beaufort 843-726-7777
Colleton County Sheriff's Office 112 North Miller Street Walterboro SC 29488 31.6 miles from Beaufort 843-549-2211
Hampton County Sheriff's Office 409 Cemetery Rd Varnville SC 29944 35.2 miles from Beaufort 803-914-2200
Effingham County Sheriff's Office PO Box 1015 Springfield GA 31329 35.3 miles from Beaufort 912-754-3449
Chatham County Sheriff's Office 1050 Carl Griffin Drive Savannah GA 31405 37.5 miles from Beaufort 912-652-7600
A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official for a county. Sheriffs usually have policing jurisdiction over unincorporated areas of the county, though in some states, sheriffs have jurisdiction throughout the state.
In many locations, the sheriff also runs the county jail.
The sheriff keeps records on criminal arrests, incidents reported to the sheriff, traffic collision reports, and other records. Many of these records are available to the public.