Bee County Sheriff's Office

See Bee 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.

Bee County Sheriff's Office
1511 East Toledo Street, Beeville, Texas, 78102
(361) 362-3221

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Live Oak County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Goliad County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
San Patricio County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Refugio County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Karnes County Sheriff's Office 35 miles

Map and Directions to Bee 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.