|Bent County Sheriff's Office||Las Animas||Colorado 81054|
|Otero County Sheriff's Office||La Junta||Colorado 81050||25 miles|
|Prowers County Sheriff's Office||Lamar||Colorado 81052||27 miles|
|Kiowa County Sheriff's Office||Eads||Colorado 81036||41 miles|
|Crowley County Sheriff's Office||Ordway||Colorado 81063||42 miles|
|Baca County Sheriff's Office||Springfield||Colorado 81073||44 miles|
|Hamilton County Sheriff's Office||Syracuse||Kansas 67878||70 miles|
|Cheyenne County Sheriff||Cheyenne Wells||Colorado 80810||73 miles|
|Stanton County Sheriff's Office||Johnson||Kansas 67855||77 miles|
|Greeley County Sheriff's Office||Tribune||Kansas 67879||81 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Hugo||Colorado 80821||86 miles|
|Pueblo County Sheriff's Office||Pueblo||Colorado 81003||87 miles|
|Cimarron County Sheriff's Office||Boise||Oklahoma 73933||89 miles|
|Morton County Sheriff's Office||Elkhart||Kansas 67950||92 miles|
|Las Animas County Sheriff's Office||Trinidad||Colorado 81082||93 miles|
|Huerfano County Sheriff's Office||Walsenburg||Colorado 81089||96 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Ulysses||Kansas 67880||97 miles|
|Wallace County Sheriff's Office||Sharon Springs||Kansas 67758||98 miles|
|Kearny County Sheriff's Office||Lakin||Kansas 67860||99 miles|
|Union County Sheriff||Clayton||New Mexico 88415||103 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.