Dodge County Sheriff's Office

See Dodge 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
Dodge County Sheriff's Office
Address
5401 Anson Avenue, Eastman, Georgia, 31023
Phone
(478) 374-8133
Fax
(478) 559-1181

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Wilcox County Sheriff's Office 16 miles
Bleckley County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Telfair County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Wheeler County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Laurens County Sheriff 25 miles
Dooly County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Twiggs County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Truetlen County Sheriff 36 miles
Houston County Sheriff's Office 40 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.