Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

See Montgomery 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
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
Address
115 South Perry Street, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104
Phone
(334) 832-4980
Fax
(334) 832-2500

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Autauga County Sheriff's Office 11 miles
Elmore County Sheriff's Office 13 miles
Lowndes County Jail 27 miles
Coosa County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Chilton County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Macon County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Bullock County Sheriff Office 38 miles
Butler County Sheriff's Office 42 miles
Dallas County Sheriff's Office 42 miles
Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Pike County Sheriff's Office 44 miles
Crenshaw County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

Map and Directions to Montgomery 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.