Webster County Sheriff's Office

See Webster 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
Webster County Sheriff's Office
Address
175 Montgomery Street, Preston, Georgia, 31824
Phone
(229) 828-7503
Fax
(229) 828-8870

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Stewart County Sheriff's Office 15 miles
Marion County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Schley County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Sumter County Sheriff's Office 18 miles
Terrell County Sheriff Department 21 miles
Chattahoochee County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Randolph County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Lee County Sheriff's Office 29 miles
Macon County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Pike County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Quitman County Sheriff's Office 36 miles
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office 37 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.