Carroll County Sheriff's Department

See Carroll County Sheriff's Department 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.

Carroll County Sheriff's Department
1000 Newnan Road, Carrollton, Georgia, 30116
(770) 830-5888
(770) 830-5309

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Haralson County Sheriffs Office 18 miles
Heard County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Coweta County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Douglas County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Paulding County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Cleburne County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Randolph County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Polk County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Fayette County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Cobb County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Fulton County Sheriff's Office 40 miles
Clayton County Sheriff's Office 40 miles

Map and Directions to Carroll County Sheriff's Department

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.