Bleckley County Sheriff's Office

See Bleckley 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
Bleckley County Sheriff's Office
Address
306 Southeast 2nd Street, Cochran, Georgia, 31014
Phone
(478) 934-4545
Fax
(478) 934-6282

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office 10 miles
Dodge County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Twiggs County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Houston County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Laurens County Sheriff 26 miles
Dooly County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Wilcox County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Wilkinson County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Peach County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Telfair County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Bibb County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Wheeler County Sheriff's Office 37 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.