Sarasota County Sheriff's Office PO Box 4115 Sarasota FL 34230 7.7 miles from Lakewood Ranch 941-861-5800
Manatee County Sheriff's Office 600 Us Hwy 301 Blvd W Ste 202 Bradenton FL 34205 11.3 miles from Lakewood Ranch 941-747-3011
Desoto County Sheriff's Office 208 East Cypress Street Arcadia FL 34266 37.3 miles from Lakewood Ranch 863-993-4700
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office 2008 East 8th Avenue Tampa FL 33605 39.8 miles from Lakewood Ranch 813-247-8000
Hardee County Sheriff's Office 900 Summit Street East Wauchula FL 33873 40.2 miles from Lakewood Ranch 863-773-0304
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office 10750 Ulmerton Road Largo FL 33778 41.3 miles from Lakewood Ranch 727-582-6200
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office 7474 Utilities Road Punta Gorda FL 33982 41.6 miles from Lakewood Ranch 941-639-2101
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.