Hart County Sheriff's Office

See Hart 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
Hart County Sheriff's Office
Address
155 Carolina Street, Hartwell, Georgia, 30643
Phone
(706) 376-3114
Fax
(706) 376-2287

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Elbert County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Franklin County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Anderson County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Madison County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Stephens County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Oconee County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Banks County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Abbeville County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Oglethorpe County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Henry County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Clarke County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Pickens County Sheriff's Office 38 miles

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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.