|Childress County Sheriff's Office||Childress||Texas 79201|
|Harmon County Sheriff's Office||Hollis||Oklahoma 73550||20 miles|
|Collingsworth County Sheriff's Office||Wellington||Texas 79095||23 miles|
|Hall County Sheriff's Office||Memphis||Texas 79245||23 miles|
|Hardeman County Sheriff's Office||Quanah||Texas 79252||31 miles|
|Cottle County Sheriff's Office||Paducah||Texas 79248||36 miles|
|Greer County Sheriff's Office||Mangum||Oklahoma 73554||47 miles|
|Foard County Sheriff's Office||Crowell||Texas 79227||47 miles|
|Donley County Sheriff's Office||Clarendon||Texas 79226||48 miles|
|Motley County Sheriff's Office||Matador||Texas 79244||50 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Altus||Oklahoma 73521||50 miles|
|Wilbarger County Sheriff's Office||Vernon||Texas 76385||58 miles|
|Beckham County Sheriff's Office||Sayre||Oklahoma 73662||62 miles|
|Wheeler County Sheriff's Office||Wheeler||Texas 79096||62 miles|
|Briscoe County Sheriff's Office||Silverton||Texas 79257||62 miles|
|King County Sheriff's Office||Guthrie||Texas 76834||63 miles|
|Tillman County Sheriff's Office||Frederick||Oklahoma 73542||69 miles|
|Knox County Sheriff's Office||Benjamin||Texas 79505||70 miles|
|Kiowa County Sheriff's Office||Hobart||Oklahoma 73651||72 miles|
|Dickens County Sheriff's Office||Dickens||Texas 79229||72 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.