Ashland County Sheriff's Office

See Ashland 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
Ashland County Sheriff's Office
Address
1205 East Main Street, Ashland, Ohio, 44805
Phone
(419) 289-3911

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Richland County Sheriff's Office 13 miles
Wayne County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Holmes County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Medina Sheriff Department 28 miles
Huron County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Knox County Sheriff 33 miles
Crawford County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Morrow County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Lorain County Sheriff 34 miles
Summit County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Erie County Sheriff's Office 44 miles
Marion County Sheriff 46 miles

Map and Directions to Ashland 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.