Sumter County Sheriff's Office

See Sumter 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
Sumter County Sheriff's Office
Address
352 McMath Mill Rd, Americus, Georgia, 31719
Phone
(229) 924-4094
Fax
(229) 924-3450

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Schley County Sheriff's Office 12 miles
Macon County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Pike County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Webster County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Lee County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Marion County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Terrell County Sheriff Department 25 miles
Crisp County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Dooly County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Taylor County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Stewart County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Dougherty County Sheriff's Office 34 miles

Map and Directions to Sumter 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.