Hopkins County Sheriff Department

See Hopkins County Sheriff Department 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.

Hopkins County Sheriff Department
298 Rosemont Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 75482
(903) 438-4040
(903) 438-4061

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Delta County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Rains County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Franklin County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Wood County Sheriffs Office 25 miles
Hunt County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Lamar County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Titus County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Camp County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Red River County Sheriff's Office 45 miles

Map and Directions to Hopkins County Sheriff Department

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.