|Butte County Sheriff's Office||Oroville||California 95965|
|Glenn County Sheriff's Office||Willows||California 95988||33 miles|
|Sutter County Sheriff's Office||Yuba||California 95993||36 miles|
|Yuba County Coroner||Marysville||California 95901||36 miles|
|Colusa County Sheriff's Office||Colusa||California 95932||38 miles|
|Plumas County Sheriff's Office||Quincy||California 95971||39 miles|
|Sierra County Sheriff's Office||Alleghany||California 95910||42 miles|
|Tehama County Coroner||Red Bluff||California 96080||47 miles|
|Placer County Sheriff's Office||Auburn||California 95603||57 miles|
|Yolo County Sheriff's Office||Woodland||California 95776||70 miles|
|Lassen County Administration Officer||Susanville||California 96130||72 miles|
|Sacramento County Sheriff's Office||Sacramento||California 95814||75 miles|
|Shasta County Sheriff's Office||Redding||California 96001||76 miles|
|El Dorado County Sheriff's Office||Placerville||California 95667||77 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Lakeport||California 95453||83 miles|
|Mendocino County Sheriff's Office||Ukiah||California 95482||93 miles|
|Washoe County Sheriff's Office||Reno||Nevada 89512||96 miles|
|Solano County Sheriff's Office||Fairfield||California 94533||101 miles|
|Amador County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||California 95642||101 miles|
|Sonoma County Sheriff's Office||Santa Rosa||California 95403||102 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.