Miami County Sheriff's Office

See Miami 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
Miami County Sheriff's Office
Address
35 Court Street, Peru, Indiana, 46970
Phone
(765) 473-5474
Fax
(765) 472-7520

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Wabash County Sheriff's Office 13 miles
Cass County Sheriff's Office 16 miles
Howard County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Fulton County Sheriff's Department 23 miles
Grant County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Huntington County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Tipton County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Carroll County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
White County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Clinton County Sheriff's Office 40 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.