Jewell County Sheriff Department

See Jewell 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.

Jewell County Sheriff Department
307 North Commercial Street, Mankato, Kansas, 66956
(785) 378-3194
(785) 378-4085

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Mitchell County Sheriff 22 miles
Webster County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Nuckolls County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Smith County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Republic County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Cloud County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Osborne County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Thayer County Sheriff's Office 42 miles
Franklin County Sheriff's Office 45 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.