Fannin County Sheriff's Office

See Fannin 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
Fannin County Sheriff's Office
Address
645 West 1st Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia, 30513
Phone
(706) 632-2044
Fax
(706) 258-5237

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Gilmer County Sheriff's Office 15 miles
Union County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Murray County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Polk County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Pickens County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Clay County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Towns County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Dawson County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
White County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Bradley County Sheriff's Office 37 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.