Ross County Sheriff's Office

See Ross 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
Ross County Sheriff's Office
Address
28 North Paint Street, Chillicothe, Ohio, 45601
Phone
(740) 773-1186

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Pike County Sheriff's Office 14 miles
Pickaway County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Jackson County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Vinton County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Fayette County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Fairfield County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Hocking County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Highland County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Scioto County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Franklin County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Clinton County Sheriff's Office 45 miles
Madison County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

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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.