Jasper County Sheriff's Office

See Jasper 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
Jasper County Sheriff's Office
Address
202 South Cullen Street, Rensselaer, Indiana, 47978
Phone
(219) 866-7334
Fax
(219) 866-4949

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Newton County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
White County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Benton County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Iroquois County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Carroll County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Porter County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Lake County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Starke County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Kankakee County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Cass County Sheriff's Office 43 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.