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
205 Putnam Street, Marietta, Ohio, 45750
Phone
(740) 373-6623
Fax
(740) 373-6827

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Wood County Sheriff's Office 12 miles
Pleasants County Sheriff's Office 13 miles
Noble County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Wirt County Sheriff's Office 25 miles
Ritchie County Sheriff's Office 26 miles
Morgan County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Tyler County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Monroe County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Athens County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Wetzel County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Doddridge County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office 39 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.