Elbert County Sheriff's Office

See Elbert 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
Elbert County Sheriff's Office
Address
47 Forest Avenue, Elberton, Georgia, 30635
Phone
(706) 283-2421
Fax
(706) 283-2039

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Hart County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Oglethorpe County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Madison County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Abbeville County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Franklin County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Wilkes County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Henry County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Clarke County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Anderson County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Oconee County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Mccormick County Sheriff's Office 36 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.