Barton County Sheriff's Office

See Barton 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
Barton County Sheriff's Office
Address
1416 Kansas Avenue, Great Bend, Kansas, 67530
Phone
(620) 793-1876
Fax
(620) 793-1885

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Pawnee County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Stafford County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Rice County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Rush County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Russell County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Ellsworth County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Edwards County Sheriff's Office 46 miles
Ellis County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

Map and Directions to Barton 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.