Switzerland County Sheriff's Office

See Switzerland 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
Switzerland County Sheriff's Office
Address
405 Liberty Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043
Phone
(812) 427-3636
Fax
(812) 427-3244

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Carroll County Sheriff's Office 8 miles
Gallatin County Sheriff's Office 9 miles
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Trimble County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Ohio County Sheriff 18 miles
Owen County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Henry County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Ripley County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Dearborn County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Boone County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Grant County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Oldham County Sheriff's Office 29 miles

Map and Directions to Switzerland 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.