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
600 Memorial Dr, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 47933
Phone
(765) 362-3740
Fax
(765) 362-1587

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Boone County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Parke County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Clinton County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Warren County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Fountain County Jail 27 miles
Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Putnam County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Hendricks County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Vermillion County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Clay County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Carroll County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Vermilion County Sheriff's Office 39 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.