Fountain County Jail

See Fountain County Jail 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.

Fountain County Jail
216 Union Street, Covington, Indiana, 47932
(765) 294-4075
(765) 793-5007

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Warren County Sheriff's Office 12 miles
Vermilion County Sheriff's Office 12 miles
Vermillion County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Parke County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Benton County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Edgar County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Champaign County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Ford County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Newton County Sheriff's Office 44 miles
Clay County Sheriff's Office 45 miles

Map and Directions to Fountain County Jail

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.