Kennebec County Sheriff's Office

See Kennebec 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
Kennebec County Sheriff's Office
Address
125 State Street, Augusta, Maine, 04330
Phone
(207) 623-3614
Fax
(207) 623-6387

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Franklin County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Somerset County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Knox County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Oxford County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Waldo County Sheriff's Office 38 miles

Map and Directions to Kennebec 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.