Evans County Sheriff's Office

See Evans 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
Evans County Sheriff's Office
Address
123 West Main Street, Claxton, Georgia, 30417
Phone
(912) 739-1611
Fax
(912) 739-4722

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Tattnall County Sheriff's Office 13 miles
Candler County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Bryan County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Bulloch County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Toombs County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Liberty County Sheriffs Office 29 miles
Appling County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Wayne County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Emanuel County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Effingham County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office 40 miles
Truetlen County Sheriff 42 miles

Map and Directions to Evans 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.