Wabash County Sheriff's Office

See Wabash 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
Wabash County Sheriff's Office
Address
79 West Main Street, Wabash, Indiana, 46992
Phone
(260) 563-8891
Fax
(260) 563-4441

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Miami County Sheriff's Office 13 miles
Huntington County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Grant County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Fulton County Sheriff's Department 28 miles
Howard County Sheriff's Office 28 miles
Cass County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Whitley County Sheriff 30 miles
Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Wells County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Blackford County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Tipton County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Allen County Sheriff's Office 41 miles

Map and Directions to Wabash 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.