Bradford County Jail

See Bradford County Jail 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.

Bradford County Jail
945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida, 32091
(904) 966-6250
(904) 966-6160

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Union County Sheriff's Office 15 miles
Baker County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Alachua County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Clay County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Putnam County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Duval County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Columbia County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Levy County Sheriff's Office 45 miles
St Johns County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

Map and Directions to Bradford County Jail

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.