Charlton County Sheriff's Office

See Charlton 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
Charlton County Sheriff's Office
Address
1548 3rd Street, Folkston, Georgia, 31537
Phone
(912) 496-7321
Fax
(912) 496-7612

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Camden County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Nassau County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Brantley County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Pierce County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Glynn County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Baker County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Ware County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Duval County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Clinch County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

Map and Directions to Charlton 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.