Thomas County Sheriff's Office

See Thomas 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
Thomas County Sheriff's Office
Address
921 Smith Avenue, Thomasville, Georgia, 31792
Phone
(229) 225-3300
Fax
(229) 225-3400

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Grady County Sheriff's Office 15 miles
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Brooks County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Colquitt County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Mitchell County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Leon County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Cook County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Decatur County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Madison County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Gadsden County Sheriff's Office 40 miles
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office 41 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.