Gallia County Sheriff's Office

See Gallia 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
Gallia County Sheriff's Office
Address
18 Locust Street, Gallipolis, Ohio, 45631
Phone
(740) 446-1221

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Mason County Sheriff's Office 4 miles
Meigs County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Putnam County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Jackson County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Jackson County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Cabell County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Lawrence County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Vinton County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Boyd County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Athens County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Greenup County Sheriff's Office 38 miles

Map and Directions to Gallia 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.