Summit County Sheriff's Office

See Summit 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
Summit County Sheriff's Office
Address
53 University Avenue, Akron, Ohio, 44308
Phone
(330) 643-2154
Fax
(330) 434-2701

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Portage County Sheriff's Office 16 miles
Medina Sheriff Department 20 miles
Stark County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Wayne County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Geauga County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Lorain County Sheriff 37 miles
Trumbull County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Holmes County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Carroll County Sheriff's Office 42 miles
Ashland County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Tuscarawas 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.