|Apache County Sheriff's Office||St. Johns||Arizona 85936|
|Mckinley County Sheriff's Office||Gallup||New Mexico 87301||45 miles|
|Navajo County Sheriff's Office||Holbrook||Arizona 86025||51 miles|
|Cibola County Sheriff's Office||Grants||New Mexico 87020||95 miles|
|Coconino County Sheriff's Office||Flagstaff||Arizona 86001||122 miles|
|Catron County Sheriff||Reserve||New Mexico 87830||123 miles|
|San Juan County Sheriff's Office||Aztec||New Mexico 87410||129 miles|
|Montezuma County Sheriff's Office||Cortez||Colorado 81321||146 miles|
|Gila County Sheriff||Globe||Arizona 85501||156 miles|
|La Plata County Sheriff's Office||Durango||Colorado 81301||158 miles|
|Valencia County Sheriff||Los Lunas||New Mexico 87031||161 miles|
|Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office||Albuquerque||New Mexico 87102||161 miles|
|Greenlee County Sheriff's Office||Clifton||Arizona 85533||162 miles|
|Sandoval County Sheriff's Office||Bernalillo||New Mexico 87004||164 miles|
|Dolores County Sheriff||Dove Creek||Colorado 81324||168 miles|
|San Juan County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Utah 84535||172 miles|
|Socorro County Sheriff's Office||Socorro||New Mexico 87801||174 miles|
|Graham County Sheriff's Office||Safford||Arizona 85546||177 miles|
|Yavapai County Sheriff's Office||Prescott||Arizona 86301||178 miles|
|Los Alamos County Sheriff||Los Alamos||New Mexico 87544||182 miles|
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.