Hendricks County Sheriff's Office

See Hendricks 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
Hendricks County Sheriff's Office
Address
925 East Main Street, Danville, Indiana, 46122
Phone
(317) 745-6269
Fax
(317) 745-9276

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Marion County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Boone County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Putnam County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Morgan County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Johnson County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Owen County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Clinton County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Clay County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Hancock County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Parke County Sheriff's Office 39 miles

Map and Directions to Hendricks 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.