Pickens County Sheriff's Office

See Pickens 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
Pickens County Sheriff's Office
Address
PO Box 226, Carrollton, Alabama, 35447
Phone
(205) 367-2000
Fax
(205) 367-8333

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Noxubee County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Greene County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Fayette County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Lamar County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Clay County Sheriff's Office 40 miles
Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office 44 miles
Monroe County Sheriff's Office 46 miles
Sumter County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

Map and Directions to Pickens 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.