Matagorda County Sheriff's Office 2323 Avenue East Bay TX 77414 19.6 miles from Matagorda 979-245-5526
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office 211 South Ann Street Port Lavaca TX 77979 40.4 miles from Matagorda 361-553-4646
Sheriff Department 315 East Elm Street Wharton TX 77488 43.0 miles from Matagorda 979-532-1550
Jackson County Sheriff's Office 115 West Main Street Edna TX 77957 45.5 miles from Matagorda 361-782-3541
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.