Meigs County Sheriff's Office

See Meigs 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
Meigs County Sheriff's Office
Address
104 East 2nd Street, Pomeroy, Ohio, 45769
Phone
(740) 992-3371

Nearby Sheriffs

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Gallia County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
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Wood County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Jackson County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Wirt County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Putnam County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Roane County Sheriff's Office 40 miles
Hocking County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Washington County Sheriff's Office 41 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.