Truetlen County Sheriff

See Truetlen 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.

Truetlen County Sheriff
5064 South 3rd Street, Soperton, Georgia, 30457
(912) 529-3222
(912) 529-3121

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office 14 miles
Toombs County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Wheeler County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Laurens County Sheriff 21 miles
Emanuel County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Johnson County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Telfair County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Candler County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Tattnall County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Jeff Davis County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Dodge County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Evans County Sheriff's Office 42 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.