Washington County Sheriff's Office

See Washington 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.

Washington County Sheriff's Office
132 West Haynes Street, Sandersville, Georgia, 31082
(478) 552-3186
(478) 553-9969

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Johnson County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Glascock County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Wilkinson County Sheriff's Office 24 miles
Hancock County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Baldwin County Sheriff's office 29 miles
Warren County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Laurens County Sheriff 34 miles
Twiggs County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Mcduffie County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Emanuel County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Taliaferro County Sheriff's Office 40 miles

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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.