Harvey County Sheriff's Office

See Harvey 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
Harvey County Sheriff's Office
Address
120 East 7th Street, Newton, Kansas, 67114
Phone
(316) 284-6960
Fax
(316) 284-6967

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Marion County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Mcpherson County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Butler County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Reno County Sheriff's Office 32 miles

Map and Directions to Harvey 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.