|Coahoma County Sheriff's Office||Clarksdale||Mississippi 38614|
|Quitman County Sheriff's Office||Marks||Mississippi 38646||19 miles|
|Phillips County Sheriff's Office||Helena-West Helena||Arkansas 72342||21 miles|
|Bolivar County Sheriff's Office||Cleveland||Mississippi 38732||34 miles|
|Tallahatchie County Sheriff's Office||Charleston||Mississippi 38921||35 miles|
|Tunica County Sheriff's Office||Tunica||Mississippi 38676||35 miles|
|Lee County Sheriff's Office||Marianna||Arkansas 72360||39 miles|
|Panola County Sheriff's Office||Sardis||Mississippi 38666||42 miles|
|Tate County Sheriff's Office||Senatobia||Mississippi 38668||44 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office||Clarendon||Arkansas 72029||52 miles|
|Desoto County Sheriff's Office||Hernando||Mississippi 38632||54 miles|
|Sunflower County Sheriff's Office||Indianola||Mississippi 38751||54 miles|
|Desha County Sheriff's Office||Dermott||Arkansas 71638||55 miles|
|St Francis County Sheriff's Office||Forrest||Arkansas 72336||55 miles|
|Grenada County Sheriff's Office||Grenada||Mississippi 38901||55 miles|
|Yalobusha County Sheriff's Office||Water Valley||Mississippi 38965||56 miles|
|Leflore County Sheriff's Office||Greenwood||Mississippi 38930||57 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Greenville||Mississippi 38701||62 miles|
|Lafayette County Sheriff's Office||Oxford||Mississippi 38655||62 miles|
|Carroll County Sheriff||Carrollton||Mississippi 38917||63 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.