Wheeler County Sheriff's Office

See Wheeler 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
Wheeler County Sheriff's Office
Address
113 West Railroad Avenue, Alamo, Georgia, 30411
Phone
(912) 568-7808
Fax
(912) 568-7808

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Telfair County Sheriff's Office 9 miles
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office 11 miles
Truetlen County Sheriff 20 miles
Jeff Davis County Sheriff's Office 22 miles
Dodge County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Laurens County Sheriff 26 miles
Toombs County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Wilcox County Sheriff's Office 32 miles
Appling County Sheriff's Office 35 miles
Bleckley County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Tattnall County Sheriff's Office 39 miles
Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office 40 miles

Map and Directions to Wheeler 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.