Pickaway County Sheriff's Office

See Pickaway 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
Pickaway County Sheriff's Office
Address
600 Island Road, Circleville, Ohio, 43113
Phone
(740) 477-6000
Fax
(740) 474-1798

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Ross County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Fairfield County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Franklin County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Fayette County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Hocking County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Madison County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Pike County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Vinton County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Perry County Sheriff Office 40 miles
Jackson County Sheriff's Office 42 miles
Licking County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Highland County Sheriff's Office 44 miles

Map and Directions to Pickaway 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.