|Coconino County Sheriff's Office||Flagstaff||Arizona 86001|
|Yavapai County Sheriff's Office||Prescott||Arizona 86301||97 miles|
|Navajo County Sheriff's Office||Holbrook||Arizona 86025||111 miles|
|Kane County Sheriff's Office||Kanab||Utah 84741||113 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Hurricane||Utah 84737||127 miles|
|Mohave County Sheriff's Office||Kingman||Arizona 86401||136 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Panguitch||Utah 84759||142 miles|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Cedar||Utah 84721||148 miles|
|Apache County Sheriff's Office||St. Johns||Arizona 85936||164 miles|
|Piute County Sheriff's Office||Junction||Utah 84740||169 miles|
|Mckinley County Sheriff's Office||Gallup||New Mexico 87301||173 miles|
|Beaver County Sheriff's Office||Beaver||Utah 84713||174 miles|
|Gila County Sheriff||Globe||Arizona 85501||178 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Loa||Utah 84747||178 miles|
|La Paz County Sheriff's Office||Parker||Arizona 85344||184 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Civil Process Section||Las Vegas||Nevada 89101||190 miles|
|Pinal County Sheriff's Office||Florence||Arizona 85132||194 miles|
|San Juan County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Utah 84535||195 miles|
|Sevier County Sheriff's Office||Richfield||Utah 84701||204 miles|
|Montezuma County Sheriff's Office||Cortez||Colorado 81321||206 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.