Lamar County Sheriff's Office

See Lamar 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.

Lamar County Sheriff's Office
330 1st Street Northeast, Vernon, Alabama, 35592
(205) 695-7470
(205) 695-1871

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Fayette County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Monroe County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Marion County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Clay County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Pickens County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Conecuh County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Itawamba County Sheriff's Office 40 miles
Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office 45 miles

Map and Directions to Lamar 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.