Vermillion County Sheriff's Office

See Vermillion 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
Vermillion County Sheriff's Office
Address
1888 Indiana 63, Hillsdale, Indiana, 47854
Phone
(765) 492-3737
Fax
(765) 492-5012

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Parke County Sheriff's Office 10 miles
Fountain County Jail 19 miles
Vermilion County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Edgar County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Vigo County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Clay County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Warren County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Putnam County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Clark County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Champaign County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

Map and Directions to Vermillion 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.