Hancock County Sheriff's Office 50 State Street Ellsworth ME 04605 10.0 miles from Franklin 207-667-7575
Penobscot County Sheriff 85 Hammond Street Bangor ME 04401 30.4 miles from Franklin 207-947-4585
Washington County Sheriff's Office 83 Court Street Machias ME 04654 39.0 miles from Franklin 207-255-4422
Waldo County Sheriff's Office 6 Public Safety Way Belfast ME 04915 40.7 miles from Franklin 207-338-6786
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.