Ware County Sheriff's Office

See Ware 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
Ware County Sheriff's Office
Address
3487 Harris Road, Waycross, Georgia, 31503
Phone
(912) 287-4326
Fax
(912) 287-4329

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Pierce County Sheriff's Office 10 miles
Bacon County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Brantley County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Clinch County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Atkinson County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Coffee County Sheriff's Office 31 miles
Appling County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Charlton County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Wayne County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Lanier County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Jeff Davis County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Camden County Sheriff's Office 45 miles

Map and Directions to Ware 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.