|Carroll County Sheriff's Office||Huntingdon||Tennessee 38344|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Camden||Tennessee 38320||21 miles|
|Henderson County Sheriff's Office||Lexington||Tennessee 38351||22 miles|
|Henry County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Tennessee 38242||24 miles|
|Weakley County Sheriff's Office||Dresden||Tennessee 38225||25 miles|
|Gibson County Sheriff's Office||Trenton||Tennessee 38382||27 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||Tennessee 38301||31 miles|
|Decatur County Sheriff's Office||Decaturville||Tennessee 38329||32 miles|
|Humphreys County Sheriff's Office||Waverly||Tennessee 37185||38 miles|
|Chester County Sheriff's Office||Henderson||Tennessee 38340||38 miles|
|Crockett County Sheriff Department||Alamo||Tennessee 38001||40 miles|
|Perry County Sheriff's Office||Linden||Tennessee 37096||42 miles|
|Calloway County Sheriff's Office||Murray||Kentucky 42071||45 miles|
|Obion County Sheriff's Department||Union||Tennessee 38261||48 miles|
|Stewart County Sheriff's Office||Dover||Tennessee 37058||50 miles|
|Houston County Sheriff||Erin||Tennessee 37061||52 miles|
|Haywood County Sheriff's Office||Brownsville||Tennessee 38012||52 miles|
|Dyer County Sheriff's Office||Dyersburg||Tennessee 38024||52 miles|
|Hardin County Sheriff's Office||Savannah||Tennessee 38372||53 miles|
|Graves County Sheriff||Mayfield||Kentucky 42066||55 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.