Sheriff Department 91 Courthouse Drive Guildhall VT 05905 30.5 miles from Canaan 802-676-3500
Orleans County Sheriff's Office 5578 U.s. 5 Newport VT 05855 32.1 miles from Canaan 802-334-3333
Coos County Sheriff's Office 55 School Street Lancaster NH 03584 35.7 miles from Canaan 603-788-5598
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.