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
129 Court House Plz, Wauseon, Ohio, 43567
Phone
(419) 335-4010

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Henry County Sheriff's Office 11 miles
Defiance County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Williams County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Lenawee County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Wood County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Lucas County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Paulding County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Hillsdale Animal Control 37 miles
Putnam County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Hancock County Sheriff's Office 44 miles
Steuben County Sheriff's Office 45 miles
Monroe County Sheriff's Office 46 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.