Autauga County Sheriff's Office

See Autauga 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.

Autauga County Sheriff's Office
162 West 4th Street, Prattville, Alabama, 36067
(334) 361-2500
(334) 361-2516

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office 11 miles
Elmore County Sheriff's Office 16 miles
Lowndes County Jail 26 miles
Chilton County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Dallas County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Coosa County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Butler County Sheriff's Office 44 miles

Map and Directions to Autauga 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.