Randolph County Sheriff's Office

See Randolph 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
Randolph County Sheriff's Office
Address
155 East South Street, Winchester, Indiana, 47394
Phone
(765) 584-1721
Fax
(765) 584-5592

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Jay County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Darke County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Delaware County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Wayne County Sheriff 24 miles
Blackford County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Henry County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Preble County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Mercer County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Madison County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Union County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Fayette County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Wells County Sheriff's Office 40 miles

Map and Directions to Randolph 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.