|Beaver County Sheriff's Office||Beaver||Utah 84713|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Cedar||Utah 84721||45 miles|
|Piute County Sheriff's Office||Junction||Utah 84740||56 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Panguitch||Utah 84759||57 miles|
|Millard County Sheriff's Office||Fillmore||Utah 84631||66 miles|
|Sevier County Sheriff's Office||Richfield||Utah 84701||69 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Pioche||Nevada 89043||71 miles|
|Kane County Sheriff's Office||Kanab||Utah 84741||80 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Hurricane||Utah 84737||84 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Loa||Utah 84747||86 miles|
|Sanpete County Sheriff's Office||Manti||Utah 84642||107 miles|
|White Pine County Sheriff's Office||Ely||Nevada 89301||107 miles|
|Juab County Sheriff's Office||Nephi||Utah 84648||118 miles|
|Emery County Sheriff's Office||Castle Dale||Utah 84513||133 miles|
|Utah County Sheriff's Office||Spanish Fork||Utah 84660||150 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Price||Utah 84501||156 miles|
|Tooele County Sheriff's Office||Tooele||Utah 84074||158 miles|
|Eureka County Sheriff's Office||Eureka||Nevada 89316||167 miles|
|Wasatch County Sheriff||Heber||Utah 84032||177 miles|
|Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office||Salt Lake||Utah 84190||179 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.