Laporte County Sheriff's Office

See Laporte 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
Laporte County Sheriff's Office
Address
809 State Street, La Porte, Indiana, 46350
Phone
(219) 879-3530
Fax
(219) 324-6355

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Porter County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Starke County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
St Joseph County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Marshall County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Lake County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Berrien County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Elkhart County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Cass County Sheriff 42 miles
Fulton County Sheriff's Department 46 miles

Map and Directions to Laporte 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.