Perry County Sheriff's Office & Detention Center

See Perry County Sheriff's Office & Detention Center 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.

Perry County Sheriff's Office & Detention Center
2211 Herrman Street, Tell, Indiana, 47586
(812) 547-2441
(812) 547-0410

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Hancock County Sheriff's Office 4 miles
Spencer County Sheriff 16 miles
Breckinridge County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Daviess County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Warrick County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Dubois County Jail 31 miles
Crawford County Jail 32 miles
Meade County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Ohio County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Harrison County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Mclean County Sheriff's Office 40 miles
Grayson County Sheriff 42 miles

Map and Directions to Perry County Sheriff's Office & Detention Center

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.