Union County Sheriff's Office 1109 K Avenue La Grande OR 97850 18.8 miles from Elgin 541-963-1017
Walla Walla County Sheriff 240 West Alder Street Walla Walla WA 99362 40.1 miles from Elgin 509-524-5400
Umatilla County Sheriff's Office 4700 North West Pioneer Place Pendleton OR 97801 45.2 miles from Elgin 541-966-3600
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.