Sullivan County Sheriff's Office

See Sullivan 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
Sullivan County Sheriff's Office
Address
24 South State Street, Sullivan, Indiana, 47882
Phone
(812) 268-4308
Fax
(812) 268-0339

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Crawford County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Vigo County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Clark County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Greene County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Lawrence County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Knox County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Daviess County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Clay County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Owen County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Edgar County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Jasper County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Pike County Sheriff's Office 42 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.