Fulton County Sheriff's Office

See Fulton 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
Fulton County Sheriff's Office
Address
185 Central Avenue Southwest, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
Phone
(404) 612-5100
Fax
(404) 224-8821

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Dekalb County Sheriff's Office 9 miles
Cobb County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Clay County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Clayton County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Douglas County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Fayette County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Rockdale County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Henry County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Paulding County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Newton County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Coweta County Sheriff's Office 34 miles

Map and Directions to Fulton 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.