Brantley County Sheriff's Office

See Brantley 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
Brantley County Sheriff's Office
Address
95 John Wilson Street, Nahunta, Georgia, 31553
Phone
(912) 462-6141
Fax
(912) 462-6597

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Pierce County Sheriff's Office 16 miles
Camden County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Ware County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Charlton County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Wayne County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Glynn County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Mcintosh County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Bacon County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Appling County Sheriff's Office 45 miles
Nassau County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

Map and Directions to Brantley 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.