Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office

See Van Zandt 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.

Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office
1220 West Dallas Street, Canton, Texas, 75103
(903) 567-4133

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Rains County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Kaufman County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Henderson County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Wood County Sheriffs Office 29 miles
Smith County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Rockwall County Sheriff's Office 42 miles
Hunt County Sheriff's Office 42 miles
Hopkins County Sheriff Department 43 miles

Map and Directions to Van Zandt 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.