Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

See Hamilton 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.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
207 1st Street Northeast, Jasper, Florida, 32052
(386) 792-1001

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Echols County Sheriff's Office 14 miles
Suwannee County Sheriff's Office 16 miles
Columbia County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Madison County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Lafayette County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Lanier County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Clinch County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Brooks County Sheriff's Office 41 miles

Map and Directions to Hamilton 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.