Effingham County Sheriff's Office

See Effingham 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
Effingham County Sheriff's Office
Address
PO Box 1015, Springfield, Georgia, 31329
Phone
(912) 754-3449
Fax
(912) 754-7031

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Jasper County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Chatham County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Bryan County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Bulloch County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Screven County Sheriff's Department 33 miles
Hampton County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Evans County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Liberty County Sheriffs Office 40 miles
Candler County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Allendale County Sheriff's Office 44 miles

Map and Directions to Effingham 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.