Clark County Sheriff

See Clark County Sheriff 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.

Clark County Sheriff
501 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville, Indiana, 47130
(812) 283-4471
(812) 280-5608

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office 2 miles
Floyd County Sheriff's Office 5 miles
Bullitt County Sheriff 20 miles
Oldham County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Harrison County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Spencer County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Scott County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Shelby County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Washington County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Meade County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Trimble County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Henry County Sheriff's Office 33 miles

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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.