Knox County Sheriff

See Knox County Sheriff 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.

Knox County Sheriff
11540 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050
(740) 397-3333
(740) 397-5277

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Morrow County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Licking County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Richland County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Holmes County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Coshocton County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Ashland County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Delaware County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Wayne County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Marion County Sheriff 38 miles
Muskingum County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Crawford County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Franklin 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.