Putnam County Sheriff's Office

See Putnam 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
Putnam County Sheriff's Office
Address
PO Box 3637, Eatonton, Georgia, 31024
Phone
(706) 485-8557
Fax
(706) 485-4084

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Baldwin County Sheriff's office 18 miles
Morgan County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Jasper County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Greene County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Jones County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Butts County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Taliaferro County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Newton County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Hancock County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Walton County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Bibb County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Oconee County Sheriff's Office 37 miles

Map and Directions to Putnam 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.