Marion County Sheriff

See Marion 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.

Marion County Sheriff
889 Marion-Williamsport Road East, Marion, Ohio, 43302
(740) 382-8244

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Morrow County Sheriff's Office 16 miles
Crawford County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Wyandot County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Delaware County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Hardin County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Union County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Seneca County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Richland County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Knox County Sheriff 38 miles
Logan County Sheriff's Office 40 miles
Hancock County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Franklin County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

Map and Directions to Marion County Sheriff

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.