Owen County Sheriff's Office

See Owen 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
Owen County Sheriff's Office
Address
291 Vandalia Avenue, Spencer, Indiana, 47460
Phone
(812) 829-4874
Fax
(812) 829-4412

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Monroe County Sheriff's Department 15 miles
Greene County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Morgan County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Putnam County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Clay County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Brown County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Lawrence County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Hendricks County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Vigo County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Johnson County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Parke County Sheriff's Office 42 miles

Map and Directions to Owen 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.