Baldwin County Sheriff's office

See Baldwin 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
Baldwin County Sheriff's office
Address
119 Old Monticello Road Northwest, Milledgeville, Georgia, 31061
Phone
(478) 445-4891
Fax
(478) 445-4241

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Jones County Sheriff's Office 14 miles
Putnam County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Wilkinson County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Bibb County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Twiggs County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Jasper County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Washington County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Hancock County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Greene County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Morgan County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Monroe County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Houston County Sheriff's Office 39 miles

Map and Directions to Baldwin 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.