Bowie County Sheriff's Office

See Bowie 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
Bowie County Sheriff's Office
Address
1000 James Bowie Drive, New Boston, Texas, 75570
Phone
(903) 628-6818

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Little River County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Miller County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Cass County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Morris County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Mccurtain County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Red River County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Sevier County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Titus County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Howard County Sheriff's Office 45 miles
Camp County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

Map and Directions to Bowie 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.