|Catron County Sheriff||Reserve||New Mexico 87830|
|Apache County Sheriff's Office||St. Johns||Arizona 85936||69 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Silver City||New Mexico 88062||78 miles|
|Greenlee County Sheriff's Office||Clifton||Arizona 85533||79 miles|
|Sierra County Sheriff's Office||Truth or Consequences||New Mexico 87901||84 miles|
|Socorro County Sheriff's Office||Socorro||New Mexico 87801||87 miles|
|Cibola County Sheriff's Office||Grants||New Mexico 87020||92 miles|
|Graham County Sheriff's Office||Safford||Arizona 85546||106 miles|
|Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office||Lordsburg||New Mexico 88045||109 miles|
|Valencia County Sheriff||Los Lunas||New Mexico 87031||113 miles|
|Mckinley County Sheriff's Office||Gallup||New Mexico 87301||114 miles|
|Luna County Sheriff's Office||Deming||New Mexico 88030||119 miles|
|Navajo County Sheriff's Office||Holbrook||Arizona 86025||123 miles|
|Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office||Albuquerque||New Mexico 87102||129 miles|
|Sandoval County Sheriff's Office||Bernalillo||New Mexico 87004||141 miles|
|Gila County Sheriff||Globe||Arizona 85501||142 miles|
|Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office||Las Cruces||New Mexico 88007||143 miles|
|Torrance County Sheriff||Estancia||New Mexico 87016||146 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff||Carrizozo||New Mexico 88301||146 miles|
|Otero County Sheriff's Office||Alamogordo||New Mexico 88310||155 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.