Crawford County Sheriff's Office

See Crawford 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
Crawford County Sheriff's Office
Address
21 Hortman Mill Road, Knoxville, Georgia, 31050
Phone
(478) 836-3116
Fax
(478) 836-3232

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Peach County Sheriff's Office 13 miles
Taylor County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Houston County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Monroe County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Bibb County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Lamar County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Upson County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Macon County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Pike County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Talbot County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Jones County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Twiggs County Sheriff's Office 38 miles

Map and Directions to Crawford 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.