|Clay County Sheriff's Office||Piggott||Arkansas 72454|
|Greene County Sheriff's Office||Paragould||Arkansas 72450||22 miles|
|Dunklin County Sheriff's Office||Kennett||Missouri 63857||22 miles|
|Butler County Sheriff's Office||Poplar Bluff||Missouri 63901||27 miles|
|Ripley County Sheriff's Office||Doniphan||Missouri 63935||29 miles|
|Randolph County Sheriff's Office||Pocahontas||Arkansas 72455||31 miles|
|Lawrence County Sheriff's Office||Walnut Ridge||Arkansas 72476||36 miles|
|Craighead County Sheriff's Office||Jonesboro||Arkansas 72401||41 miles|
|Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office||Caruthersville||Missouri 63830||44 miles|
|Stoddard County Sheriff's Office||Bloomfield||Missouri 63825||45 miles|
|Mississippi County Sheriff's Office||Luxora||Arkansas 72358||48 miles|
|New Madrid County Sheriff's Office||New Madrid||Missouri 63869||51 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Tiptonville||Tennessee 38079||52 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Greenville||Missouri 63944||52 miles|
|Carter County Sheriff's Office||Van Buren||Missouri 63965||55 miles|
|Poinsett County Sheriff's Office||Harrisburg||Arkansas 72432||57 miles|
|Oregon County Sheriff's Office||Alton||Missouri 65606||58 miles|
|Dyer County Sheriff's Office||Dyersburg||Tennessee 38024||62 miles|
|Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office||Ripley||Tennessee 38063||65 miles|
|Sharp County Sheriff's Office||Ash Flat||Arkansas 72513||67 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.