Decatur County Sheriff's Department

See Decatur County Sheriff's Department 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.

Decatur County Sheriff's Department
315 South Ireland Street, Greensburg, Indiana, 47240
(812) 663-8125
(812) 663-8125

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Rush County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Shelby County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Ripley County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Jennings County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Franklin County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Fayette County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Johnson County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Hancock County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Union County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Dearborn County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Brown County Sheriff's Office 41 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.