Washington County Sheriff's Office 4800 Tower Hill Road South Kingstown RI 02879 3.3 miles from Kingston 401-782-4100
Newport County Sheriff's Office 45 Washington Square Newport RI 02840 11.0 miles from Kingston 401-841-8300
Providence County Sheriff's Office 670 New London Avenue Cranston RI 02920 19.2 miles from Kingston 401-275-2900
Bristol County Sheriff's Office 400 Faunce Corner Road North Dartmouth MA 02747 30.4 miles from Kingston 508-995-1311
New London County Sheriff's Office 181 State Street New London CT 06320 30.8 miles from Kingston 860-447-5200
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.