Cheshire County Sheriff's Office 12 Court Street Keene NH 03431 8.5 miles from Nelson 603-352-4238
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office 14 Main Street Newport NH 03773 25.9 miles from Nelson 603-863-4200
Windham County Sheriff's Office 11 Jail Street Newfane VT 05345 26.4 miles from Nelson 802-365-4949
Windham County Sheriff's Office 11 Jail Street Newfane VT 05345 26.4 miles from Nelson 802-365-4941
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office 329 Mast Road Manchester NH 03102 32.3 miles from Nelson 603-627-5610
Merrimack County Sheriff's Office 333 Daniel Webster Highway Boscawen NH 03303 35.3 miles from Nelson 603-796-6600
Franklin County Sheriff's Office 160 Elm Street Greenfield MA 01301 36.7 miles from Nelson 413-774-4014
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.