Franklin County Sheriff's Office

See Franklin 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
Franklin County Sheriff's Office
Address
369 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215
Phone
(614) 525-3360

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Pickaway County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Madison County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Delaware County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Fairfield County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Union County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Licking County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Fayette County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Champaign County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Hocking County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Ross County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Clark County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Knox County Sheriff 43 miles

Map and Directions to Franklin 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.