Schley County Sheriff's Office

See Schley 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
Schley County Sheriff's Office
Address
PO Box 809, Ellaville, Georgia, 31806
Phone
(229) 937-2101
Fax
(229) 937-2609

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Sumter County Sheriff's Office 12 miles
Marion County Sheriff's Office 14 miles
Macon County Sheriff's Office 15 miles
Pike County Sheriff's Office 15 miles
Webster County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Taylor County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Chattahoochee County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Stewart County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Dooly County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Peach County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Terrell County Sheriff Department 33 miles
Talbot County Sheriff's Office 33 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.