Kentucky Sheriff

Find Kentucky sheriff's office, department, headquarters, jail and detention center. Sheriffs provide information on records, arrests, inmates, warrants, and mugshots.

Sheriffs by County

Adair County Allen County Anderson County Ballard County Barren County Bath County Bell County Boone County Bourbon County Boyd County Boyle County Bracken County Breathitt County Breckinridge County Bullitt County Butler County Caldwell County Calloway County Campbell County Carlisle County Carroll County Carter County Casey County Christian County Clark County Clay County Clinton County Crittenden County Cumberland County Daviess County Edmonson County Elliott County Estill County Fayette County Fleming County Floyd County Franklin County Fulton County Gallatin County Garrard County Grant County Graves County Grayson County Green County Greenup County Hancock County Hardin County Harlan County Harrison County Hart County Henderson County Henry County Hickman County Hopkins County Jackson County Jefferson County Jessamine County Johnson County Kenton County Knott County Knox County Larue County Laurel County Lawrence County Lee County Leslie County Letcher County Lewis County Lincoln County Livingston County Logan County Lyon County Madison County Magoffin County Marion County Marshall County Martin County Mason County McCracken County McCreary County McLean County Meade County Menifee County Mercer County Metcalfe County Monroe County Montgomery County Morgan County Muhlenberg County Nelson County Nicholas County Ohio County Oldham County Owen County Owsley County Pendleton County Perry County Pike County Powell County Pulaski County Robertson County Rockcastle County Rowan County Russell County Scott County Shelby County Simpson County Spencer County Taylor County Todd County Trimble County Union County Warren County Washington County Wayne County Webster County Whitley County Wolfe County Woodford County

What does a Sheriff do?

A sheriff is an elected law enforcement officer who is responsible for safety and security. The sheriff is in charge of enforcing laws, statutes, and policies regarding safety in a community, usually a county. The sheriff also manages deputies, serves warrants and summonses, and assists with evictions. In many communities, the sheriff and his deputies operate and manage the local jail and provide courtroom security. They also help with traffic issues including giving tickets for speeding and other driving infractions. The sheriff works in close cooperation with other local law enforcement agencies, particularly on county-wide and statewide criminal investigations.

Commonly asked questions about Sheriffs

Can the Sheriff help me evict a tenant?

In most communities, the answer is "yes." The steps vary in each community, and the sheriff can help only after a court has ordered an eviction.

How do I obtain an accident report from the Sheriff?

Each local sheriff's office has different procedures. Some allow requests by email or online form, while others require an in-person visit to request the accident report.

How is bail determined?

In most courts, bail is determined by the court according to the flight risk presented by a given defendant. Most courts require a set amount for various types of offenses. In any event, the judge sets the bail amount, not the sheriff.