Hancock County Sheriff's Office 50 State Street Ellsworth ME 04605 21.9 miles from Birch Harbor 207-667-7575
Washington County Sheriff's Office 83 Court Street Machias ME 04654 36.3 miles from Birch Harbor 207-255-4422
Penobscot County Sheriff 85 Hammond Street Bangor ME 04401 46.1 miles from Birch Harbor 207-947-4585
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.