Spencer County Sheriff

See Spencer County Sheriff 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.

Spencer County Sheriff
120 North 2nd Street, Rockport, Indiana, 47635
(812) 649-2286
(812) 649-6489

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Daviess County Sheriff's Office 8 miles
Warrick County Sheriff's Office 15 miles
Hancock County Sheriff's Office 16 miles
Perry County Sheriff's Office & Detention Center 16 miles
Mclean County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Henderson County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Ohio County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Breckinridge County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Dubois County Jail 35 miles
Gibson County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Webster County Sheriff's Office 43 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.