Johnson County Sheriff's Office

See Johnson 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
Johnson County Sheriff's Office
Address
1091 Hospital Road, Franklin, Indiana, 46131
Phone
(317) 736-9155
Fax
(317) 736-2200

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Shelby County Sheriff's Office 16 miles
Morgan County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Marion County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Brown County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Hancock County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Hendricks County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Monroe County Sheriff's Department 32 miles
Decatur County Sheriff's Department 33 miles
Rush County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Owen County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office 40 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.