Adair County Sheriff's Office

See Adair County Sheriff's Office location, address, and phone number, and public records search. Sheriffs are law enforcement officers which enforce laws and keep public order. Sheriffs are usually elected by their regional counties.


Name
Adair County Sheriff's Office
Address
215 North Franklin Street, Kirksville, Missouri, 63501
Phone
(660) 665-4644
Fax
(660) 785-3224

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Knox County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Schuyler County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Scotland County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Putnam County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Macon County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Linn County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Davis County Sheriff's Department 39 miles
Shelby County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Appanoose County Sheriff's Office 40 miles
Lewis County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

Map and Directions to Adair County Sheriff's Office

What is a sheriff?

A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official who serves a specific county. Many of the responsibilities of the sheriff overlap with those of local police departments. The biggest difference is that a sheriff has jurisdiction over the entire county, while police departments can only enforce laws within city limits.

While sheriffs share law enforcement duties with city police officers, their degree of responsibility varies by jurisdiction. Municipalities with limited resources often contract law enforcement services to the sheriff, especially for complex crimes where they may not be equipped to conduct a detailed investigation.

Sheriffs tend to be more involved in cases where a suspect operates across city lines. Since they have the authority to investigate crimes and make arrests in any city in their jurisdiction, they often act as a bridge between various municipal law enforcement agencies in that jurisdiction.