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
310 Broad Street, Mount Vernon, Georgia, 30445
Phone
(912) 583-2363
Fax
(912) 583-4701

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Wheeler County Sheriff's Office 11 miles
Truetlen County Sheriff 14 miles
Toombs County Sheriff's Office 16 miles
Telfair County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Jeff Davis County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Tattnall County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Laurens County Sheriff 29 miles
Appling County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Emanuel County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Dodge County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Candler County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Evans County Sheriff's Office 40 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.