|Cannon County Sheriff's Office||Woodbury||Tennessee 37190|
|Dekalb County Sheriff's Office||Smithville||Tennessee 37166||17 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff's Office||McMinnville||Tennessee 37110||19 miles|
|Rutherford County Sheriff's Office||Murfreesboro||Tennessee 37129||20 miles|
|Coffee County Sheriff's Office||Manchester||Tennessee 37355||23 miles|
|Wilson County Sheriff's Department||Lebanon||Tennessee 37087||31 miles|
|Smith County Sheriff's Office||Carthage||Tennessee 37030||31 miles|
|Bedford County Sheriff's Office||Shelbyville||Tennessee 37160||32 miles|
|Grundy County Sheriff's Office||Altamont||Tennessee 37301||32 miles|
|White County Sheriff's Office||Sparta||Tennessee 38583||34 miles|
|Van Buren County Sheriff's Office||Spencer||Tennessee 38585||34 miles|
|Putnam County Sheriff's Office||Cookeville||Tennessee 38501||40 miles|
|Moore County Sheriff's Office||Lynchburg||Tennessee 37352||41 miles|
|Trousdale County Sheriff's Office||Hartsville||Tennessee 37074||41 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Winchester||Tennessee 37398||44 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Gainesboro||Tennessee 38562||45 miles|
|Sumner County Sheriff's Office||Gallatin||Tennessee 37066||45 miles|
|Williamson County Sheriff's Office||Franklin||Tennessee 37064||47 miles|
|Davidson County Sheriff's Office||Nashville||Tennessee 37201||47 miles|
|Marshall County Sheriff's Office||Lewisburg||Tennessee 37091||48 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.