Wayne County Sheriff's Office

See Wayne 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.

Wayne County Sheriff's Office
201 West North Street, Wooster, Ohio, 44691
(330) 287-5750
(330) 287-5769

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Holmes County Sheriff's Office 13 miles
Ashland County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Medina Sheriff Department 23 miles
Richland County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Summit County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Stark County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Coshocton County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Knox County Sheriff 38 miles
Lorain County Sheriff 39 miles
Huron County Sheriff's Office 45 miles
Portage County Sheriff's Office 46 miles

Map and Directions to Wayne 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.