St Clair County Sheriff's Office

See St Clair 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
St Clair County Sheriff's Office
Address
48 6th Street, Ashville, Alabama, 35953
Phone
(205) 594-2140
Fax
(205) 594-2146

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Blount County Sheriff's Office 15 miles
Etowah County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Talladega County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Marshall County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Jefferson - Birmingham Division Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Cullman County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Cleburne County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Clay County Sheriff's Office 45 miles

Map and Directions to St Clair 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.