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In the United States, a sheriff is generally (but not always) the highest law enforcement officer of a county and commander of militia in that county. A distinct part of law enforcement in the United States, sheriffs are usually elected. The political election of a person to serve as a police leader is an almost uniquely American tradition. (The Honorary Police of Jersey, a UK Crown Dependency in the Channel Islands, have been elected since at least the 16th century.)
Originally posted by Anti-Evil
reply to post by muzzleflash
Look, I see them too, but the question is, do they have Jurisdiction to enforce law outside of Washington DC, Sheriffs Facilities, Court House.
my information say's: "we assume they do, but they don't" and I can not find anything on the subject - so, this is a question for someone who knows Corporate Law, I would imagine since that is what this individual eluded towards.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
The Sheriff has jurisdiction over the Entire County they operate within.
Police have jurisdiction within city limits.
State police have jurisdiction within the entire State.
And Federal Marshals have jurisdiction anywhere in the US territory.
I am pretty sure this is 100% correct information.
(Granted there are regional differences depending on where you are).