Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

See Cherokee 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
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office
Address
498 Chattin Drive, Canton, Georgia, 30115
Phone
(678) 493-4100
Fax
(678) 493-4190

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Bartow County Sheriff's Office 16 miles
Cobb County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Pickens County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Forsyth County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Paulding County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Dawson County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Fulton County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Dekalb County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Gilmer County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Douglas County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Gordon County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office 38 miles

Map and Directions to Cherokee 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.