Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office

See Ben Hill 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
Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office
Address
402 East Pine Street, Fitzgerald, Georgia, 31750
Phone
(229) 426-5100
Fax
(229) 426-5630

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Irwin County Sheriff's Office 8 miles
Wilcox County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Tift County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Turner County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Coffee County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Telfair County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Dodge County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Berrien County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Worth County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Crisp County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Atkinson County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Jeff Davis County Sheriff's Office 40 miles

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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.