Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office

See Vanderburgh 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
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office
Address
3500 North Harlan Avenue, Evansville, Indiana, 47711
Phone
(812) 421-6200
Fax
(812) 421-6384

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Henderson County Sheriff's Office 12 miles
Warrick County Sheriff's Office 16 miles
Posey County Jail 21 miles
Gibson County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Spencer County Sheriff 28 miles
Daviess County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Wabash County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Union County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
White County Sheriff's Office 34 miles
Webster County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Pike County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Mclean County Sheriff's Office 36 miles

Map and Directions to Vanderburgh 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.