|Churchill County Sheriff's Office||Fallon||Nevada 89406|
|Pershing County Sheriff's Office||Lovelock||Nevada 89419||46 miles|
|Lyon County Sheriff's Office||Yerington||Nevada 89447||61 miles|
|Mineral County Sheriff's Office||Hawthorne||Nevada 89415||73 miles|
|Storey County Sheriff's Office||Virginia City||Nevada 89440||76 miles|
|Washoe County Sheriff's Office||Reno||Nevada 89512||82 miles|
|Carson City County Sheriff's Office||Carson City||Nevada 89701||84 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Office||Minden||Nevada 89423||90 miles|
|Alpine County Sheriff's Office||Markleeville||California 96120||100 miles|
|Sheriff Office-Finance||Bridgeport||California 93517||103 miles|
|Humboldt County Sheriff's Office||Winnemucca||Nevada 89445||103 miles|
|Lander County Sheriff's Office||Battle Mountain||Nevada 89820||104 miles|
|Nye County Sheriff's Office||Tonopah||Nevada 89049||114 miles|
|Eureka County Sheriff's Office||Eureka||Nevada 89316||122 miles|
|Sierra County Sheriff's Office||Alleghany||California 95910||137 miles|
|Esmeralda County Sheriff's Office||Goldfield||Nevada 89013||138 miles|
|Lassen County Administration Officer||Susanville||California 96130||141 miles|
|Plumas County Sheriff's Office||Quincy||California 95971||145 miles|
|El Dorado County Sheriff's Office||Placerville||California 95667||148 miles|
|Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office||Sonora||California 95370||157 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.