Russell County Sheriff's Office

See Russell 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
Russell County Sheriff's Office
Address
305 Prentiss Drive, Phenix, Alabama, 36869
Phone
(334) 298-6535
Fax
(334) 291-7667

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Muscogee County Sheriff 2 miles
Chattahoochee County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Harris County Sheriff's Department 24 miles
Lee County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Stewart County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Marion County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Talbot County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Macon County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Troup County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Webster County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Chambers County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Quitman County Sheriff's Office 39 miles

Map and Directions to Russell 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.