|Cleveland County Sheriff's Office||Rison||Arkansas 71665|
|Dallas County Sheriff's Office||Fordyce||Arkansas 71742||14 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Star||Arkansas 71667||20 miles|
|Bradley County Sheriff's Office||Warren||Arkansas 71671||21 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Pine Bluff||Arkansas 71601||26 miles|
|Drew County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Arkansas 71655||29 miles|
|Calhoun County Sheriff's Office||Hampton||Arkansas 71744||29 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Arkansas 72150||31 miles|
|Ouachita County Sheriff's Office||Camden||Arkansas 71701||43 miles|
|Hot Springs Sheriff's Office||Malvern||Arkansas 72104||48 miles|
|Ashley County Sheriff's Office||Hamburg||Arkansas 71646||51 miles|
|Saline County Sheriff’s Office||Benton||Arkansas 72015||51 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Department||Arkadelphia||Arkansas 71923||52 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||El Dorado||Arkansas 71730||54 miles|
|Pulaski County Sheriff's Office||Little Rock||Arkansas 72204||58 miles|
|Desha County Sheriff's Office||Dermott||Arkansas 71638||60 miles|
|Arkansas County Sheriff's Office||North Little Rock||Arkansas 72114||61 miles|
|Chicot County Sheriff's Office||Lake Village||Arkansas 71653||65 miles|
|Garland County Sheriff's Office||Hot Springs||Arkansas 71901||65 miles|
|Lonoke County Sheriff's Office||Lonoke||Arkansas 72086||65 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.