Castro County Sheriff's Department

See Castro 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.


Name
Castro County Sheriff's Department
Address
100 East Bedford Street, Dimmitt, Texas, 79027
Phone
(806) 647-3311

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Deaf Smith County Treasurer 19 miles
Swisher County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Bailey County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Parmer County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Hale County Sheriff's Office 44 miles
Lamb County Sheriff's Office 44 miles
Randall County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

Map and Directions to Castro 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.