Miller County Sheriff's Office

See Miller 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
Miller County Sheriff's Office
Address
300 West Pine Street, Colquitt, Georgia, 39837
Phone
(229) 758-3421
Fax
(229) 758-4120

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Seminole County Sheriff's Office 13 miles
Early County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Decatur County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Mitchell County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Grady County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Houston County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Jackson County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Gadsden County Sheriff's Office 42 miles
Randolph County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Dougherty County Sheriff's Office 44 miles
Terrell County Sheriff Department 45 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.