|Clark County Sheriff's Civil Process Section||Las Vegas||Nevada 89101|
|Mohave County Sheriff's Office||Kingman||Arizona 86401||89 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Hurricane||Utah 84737||112 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Pioche||Nevada 89043||123 miles|
|La Paz County Sheriff's Office||Parker||Arizona 85344||149 miles|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Cedar||Utah 84721||150 miles|
|Kane County Sheriff's Office||Kanab||Utah 84741||154 miles|
|Esmeralda County Sheriff's Office||Goldfield||Nevada 89013||161 miles|
|Nye County Sheriff's Office||Tonopah||Nevada 89049||179 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Panguitch||Utah 84759||180 miles|
|Inyo County Sheriff's Office||Independence||California 93526||181 miles|
|Yavapai County Sheriff's Office||Prescott||Arizona 86301||184 miles|
|Beaver County Sheriff's Office||Beaver||Utah 84713||191 miles|
|San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office||San Bernardino||California 92408||194 miles|
|Coconino County Sheriff's Office||Flagstaff||Arizona 86001||202 miles|
|Riverside County Sheriff's Office||Riverside||California 92501||204 miles|
|Piute County Sheriff's Office||Junction||Utah 84740||208 miles|
|White Pine County Sheriff's Office||Ely||Nevada 89301||209 miles|
|Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office||Altadena||California 91001||225 miles|
|Kern County Sheriff's Office||Bakersfield||California 93308||233 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.