|Cheyenne County Sheriff||Cheyenne Wells||Colorado 80810|
|Kiowa County Sheriff's Office||Eads||Colorado 81036||26 miles|
|Kit Carson County Sheriff's Office||Burlington||Colorado 80807||37 miles|
|Wallace County Sheriff's Office||Sharon Springs||Kansas 67758||46 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Hugo||Colorado 80821||51 miles|
|Prowers County Sheriff's Office||Lamar||Colorado 81052||52 miles|
|Greeley County Sheriff's Office||Tribune||Kansas 67879||52 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff's Office||Goodland||Kansas 67735||60 miles|
|Hamilton County Sheriff's Office||Syracuse||Kansas 67878||75 miles|
|Crowley County Sheriff's Office||Ordway||Colorado 81063||75 miles|
|Otero County Sheriff's Office||La Junta||Colorado 81050||77 miles|
|Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office||St. Francis||Kansas 67756||78 miles|
|Bent County Sheriff's Office||Las Animas||Colorado 81054||82 miles|
|Yuma County Sheriff's Office||Wray||Colorado 80758||88 miles|
|Thomas County Sheriff's Office||Colby||Kansas 67701||92 miles|
|Scott County Sheriff||Scott||Kansas 67871||94 miles|
|Kearny County Sheriff's Office||Lakin||Kansas 67860||96 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Oakley||Kansas 67748||96 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff Department||Akron||Colorado 80720||97 miles|
|Baca County Sheriff's Office||Springfield||Colorado 81073||98 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.