Madison County Sheriff's Office

See Madison 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
Madison County Sheriff's Office
Address
23 West High Street, London, Ohio, 43140
Phone
(740) 852-1332
Fax
(740) 852-7125

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Clark County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Champaign County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Fayette County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Franklin County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Union County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Greene County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Pickaway County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Delaware County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Logan County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Clinton County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Miami County Sheriff's Office 41 miles

Map and Directions to Madison 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.