Brown County Sheriff's Office

See Brown 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
Brown County Sheriff's Office
Address
709 Utah Street, Hiawatha, Kansas, 66434
Phone
(785) 742-7125
Fax
(785) 742-3058

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Richardson County Sheriff's Office 15 miles
Holt County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Doniphan County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Nemaha County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Crawford County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Jackson County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Atchison County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Pawnee County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Andrew County Sheriff's Office & Jail 38 miles
Atchison County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Nemaha County Sheriff's Office 40 miles

Map and Directions to Brown 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.