Floyd County Sheriff's Office

See Floyd 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
Floyd County Sheriff's Office
Address
2526 New Calhoun Highway Northeast, Rome, Georgia, 30161
Phone
(706) 291-4111
Fax
(706) 236-2473

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Chattooga County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Polk County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Bartow County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Gordon County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Paulding County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Walker County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Haralson County Sheriffs Office 33 miles
Whitfield County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
DeKalb County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Murray County Sheriff's Office 40 miles
Cobb County Sheriff's Office 41 miles

Map and Directions to Floyd 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.