Denton County Sheriff’s Office

See Denton 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
Denton County Sheriff’s Office
Address
127 North Woodrow Lane, Denton, Texas, 76205
Phone
(940) 349-1700
Fax
(940) 349-1604
Hours
Monday Closed, Tuesday 08:00 AM - 09:30 PM, Wednesday 08:00 AM - 09:30 PM, Thursday 08:00 AM - 09:30 PM, Friday 08:00 AM - 09:30 PM, Saturday 08:00 AM - 09:30 PM, Sunday 08:00 AM - 09:30 PM

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Collin County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Wise County Sheriff's Department 29 miles
Cooke County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Tarrant County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Dallas County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Grayson County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Rockwall County Sheriff's Office 43 miles

Map and Directions to Denton 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.