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.


Name
Washington County Sheriff's Office
Address
262 East Court Street, Weiser, Idaho, 83672
Phone
(208) 414-2121

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Payette County Sheriff's Office 12 miles
Malheur County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Gem County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Adams County Sheriff's Office 43 miles
Canyon County Sheriff's Office 43 miles

Map and Directions to Washington 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.