Sweet Grass County Sheriff

See Sweet Grass 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.


Name
Sweet Grass County Sheriff
Address
200 West 1st Avenue, Big Timber, Montana, 59011
Phone
(406) 932-5143
Fax
(406) 932-4777
Hours
Monday Open 24 hours, Tuesday Open 24 hours, Wednesday Open 24 hours, Thursday Open 24 hours, Friday Open 24 hours, Saturday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM, Sunday Open 24 hours

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Park County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Stillwater County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Wheatland County Sheriff's Office 42 miles
Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

Map and Directions to Sweet Grass County Sheriff

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.