Polk County Sheriff's Office

See Polk 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
Polk County Sheriff's Office
Address
1676 Rockmart Highway, Cedartown, Georgia, 30125
Phone
(770) 749-2900
Fax
(770) 749-2926

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Haralson County Sheriffs Office 15 miles
Floyd County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Paulding County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Bartow County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Carroll County Sheriff's Department 32 miles
Cleburne County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Douglas County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Chattooga County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Cobb County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Gordon County Sheriff's Office 42 miles
DeKalb County Sheriff's Office 42 miles
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office 43 miles

Map and Directions to Polk 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.