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.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office
208 Texas 37, Mount Vernon, Texas, 75457
(903) 537-4539

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Titus County Sheriff's Office 15 miles
Camp County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Hopkins County Sheriff Department 21 miles
Delta County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Wood County Sheriffs Office 30 miles
Morris County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Red River County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Upshur County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Lamar County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Rains County Sheriff's Office 38 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.