Scioto County Sheriff's Office

See Scioto 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
Scioto County Sheriff's Office
Address
1025 16th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio, 45662
Phone
(740) 355-8261

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Greenup County Sheriff's Office 15 miles
Lewis County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Lawrence County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Pike County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Carter County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Jackson County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Adams County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Boyd County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Cabell County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Ross County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Mason County Sheriff's Office 42 miles
Gallia County Sheriff's Office 43 miles

Map and Directions to Scioto 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.