Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

See Yamhill 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
Yamhill County Sheriff's Office
Address
535 Northeast 5th Street, McMinnville, Oregon, 97128
Phone
(503) 434-7506
Fax
(503) 472-5330

Nearby Sheriffs

Sheriff Distance
Marion County Sheriff's Office 20 miles
Polk County Sheriff's Office 21 miles
Washington County Sheriff's Office 23 miles
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office 30 miles
Tillamook County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office 33 miles
Clark County Sheriff's Office 38 miles
Linn County Sheriff`s Office 40 miles
Benton County Sheriff's Office 45 miles

Map and Directions to Yamhill 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.