Crawford County Jail

See Crawford County Jail 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
Crawford County Jail
Address
715 Judicial Plaza Drive, English, Indiana, 47118
Phone
(812) 338-2802
Fax
(812) 338-2507

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Orange County Sheriff's Office 14 miles
Harrison County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Washington County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Dubois County Jail 26 miles
Martin County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Perry County Sheriff's Office & Detention Center 32 miles
Meade County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Floyd County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Hancock County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Lawrence County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Clark County Sheriff 39 miles

Map and Directions to Crawford County Jail

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.