Dukes County Sheriff's Office 149 Main Street Edgartown MA 02539 508-627-5173
Barnstable County Sheriff's Office 6000 Sheriff's Place Bourne MA 02542 20.0 miles from Edgartown 508-563-4300
Nantucket County Sheriff's Office 16 Broad Street Nantucket MA 02554 23.0 miles from Edgartown 508-228-7263
Bristol County Sheriff's Office 400 Faunce Corner Road North Dartmouth MA 02747 31.1 miles from Edgartown 508-995-1311
Plymouth County Sheriff's Office 26 Long Pond Road Plymouth MA 02360 37.9 miles from Edgartown 508-830-6200
Newport County Sheriff's Office 45 Washington Square Newport RI 02840 41.7 miles from Edgartown 401-841-8300
Washington County Sheriff's Office 4800 Tower Hill Road South Kingstown RI 02879 49.4 miles from Edgartown 401-782-4100
Providence County Sheriff's Office 670 New London Avenue Cranston RI 02920 54.9 miles from Edgartown 401-275-2900
A sheriff is a law enforcement officer who is responsible for maintaining public security, usually in a county. This office also operates and manages the local jail or detention center, which houses individuals arrested for crimes. County jails typically contain people awaiting trial or other legal proceedings, or who have been convicted and sentenced to relatively short sentences.
The sheriff and his/her deputies are also responsible for courtroom security, and for serving criminal warrants and civil summonses, including eviction notices and restraining orders. This office may also be responsible for managing the sale of foreclosed real estate and seized or abandoned property, including vehicles. Depending on the jurisdiction, a sheriff may also be responsible for providing security at public events such as concerts and sporting events.