|Ashley County Sheriff's Office||Hamburg||Arkansas 71646|
|Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||30 miles|
|Chicot County Sheriff's Office||Lake Village||Arkansas 71653||30 miles|
|Drew County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Arkansas 71655||30 miles|
|West Carroll Parish Sheriff's Office||Oak Grove||Louisiana 71263||32 miles|
|Bradley County Sheriff's Office||Warren||Arkansas 71671||34 miles|
|East Carroll Parish Sheriff's Office||Lake Providence||Louisiana 71254||44 miles|
|Desha County Sheriff's Office||Dermott||Arkansas 71638||44 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Greenville||Mississippi 38701||44 miles|
|Calhoun County Sheriff's Office||Hampton||Arkansas 71744||46 miles|
|Issaquena County Sheriff's Office||Mayersville||Mississippi 39113||46 miles|
|Union Parish Sheriff's Office||Farmerville||Louisiana 71241||47 miles|
|Richland Parish Sheriff's Office||Rayville||Louisiana 71269||49 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||El Dorado||Arkansas 71730||50 miles|
|Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office||Monroe||Louisiana 71201||52 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Star||Arkansas 71667||52 miles|
|Sharkey County Sheriff's Office||Rolling Fork||Mississippi 39159||55 miles|
|Dallas County Sheriff's Office||Fordyce||Arkansas 71742||56 miles|
|Cleveland County Sheriff's Office||Rison||Arkansas 71665||58 miles|
|Madison Parish Sheriff's Office||Tallulah||Louisiana 71282||64 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.