Early County Sheriff's Office

See Early 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
Early County Sheriff's Office
Address
111 Court Sq Ste B, Blakely, Georgia, 39823
Phone
(229) 723-3214
Fax
(229) 723-8807

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Miller County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Seminole County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Houston County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Randolph County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Quitman County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Decatur County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Terrell County Sheriff Department 39 miles
Dale County Sheriff's Office 42 miles
Mitchell County Sheriff's Office 45 miles
Jackson County Sheriff's Office 46 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.