Habersham County Sheriff's Office

See Habersham 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
Habersham County Sheriff's Office
Address
1000 Detention Drive, Clarkesville, Georgia, 30523
Phone
(706) 839-0500
Fax
(706) 754-1932

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Stephens County Sheriff's Office 12 miles
White County Sheriff's Office 13 miles
Banks County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Rabun County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Franklin County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Towns County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Hall County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Oconee County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Union County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Jackson County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Clay County Sheriff's Office 34 miles

Map and Directions to Habersham 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.