Posey County Jail

See Posey County Jail 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
Posey County Jail
Address
1201 Brittle Bank Road, Mount Vernon, Indiana, 47620
Phone
(812) 838-1321
Fax
(812) 838-0382

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
White County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Union County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Henderson County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Gallatin County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Webster County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Edwards County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Wabash County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Gibson County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Warrick County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Saline County Sheriff's Office 37 miles

Map and Directions to Posey County Jail

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.