Knox County Sheriff's Office

See Knox 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
Knox County Sheriff's Office
Address
135 North 8th Street, Vincennes, Indiana, 47591
Phone
(812) 882-7660
Fax
(812) 882-5261

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Lawrence County Sheriff's Office 9 miles
Pike County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Daviess County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Gibson County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Wabash County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Crawford County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Richland County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Edwards County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Dubois County Jail 38 miles
Martin County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Greene 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.