Whitley County Sheriff

See Whitley County Sheriff 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.

Whitley County Sheriff
101 West Market Street, Columbia, Indiana, 46725
(260) 244-6410
(260) 625-1063

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Noble County Sheriff's Office 17 miles
Allen County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Huntington County Sheriff's Office 19 miles
Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Dekalb County Sheriff's Office 27 miles
Wabash County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Wells County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Lagrange County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Adams County Sheriff's Office 37 miles
Fulton County Sheriff's Department 38 miles
Miami County Sheriff's Office 41 miles
Elkhart County Sheriff's Office 41 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.