|Cottle County Sheriff's Office||Paducah||Texas 79248|
|Childress County Sheriff's Office||Childress||Texas 79201||23 miles|
|Motley County Sheriff's Office||Matador||Texas 79244||32 miles|
|Foard County Sheriff's Office||Crowell||Texas 79227||32 miles|
|King County Sheriff's Office||Guthrie||Texas 76834||33 miles|
|Hardeman County Sheriff's Office||Quanah||Texas 79252||34 miles|
|Knox County Sheriff's Office||Benjamin||Texas 79505||45 miles|
|Harmon County Sheriff's Office||Hollis||Oklahoma 73550||46 miles|
|Dickens County Sheriff's Office||Dickens||Texas 79229||46 miles|
|Hall County Sheriff's Office||Memphis||Texas 79245||46 miles|
|Collingsworth County Sheriff's Office||Wellington||Texas 79095||53 miles|
|Wilbarger County Sheriff's Office||Vernon||Texas 76385||56 miles|
|Kent County Sheriff's Office||Jayton||Texas 79528||61 miles|
|Floyd County Sheriff's Office||Floydada||Texas 79235||61 miles|
|Crosby County Sheriff's Office||Crosbyton||Texas 79322||63 miles|
|Briscoe County Sheriff's Office||Silverton||Texas 79257||64 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Altus||Oklahoma 73521||65 miles|
|Stonewall County Sheriff's Office||Aspermont||Texas 79502||66 miles|
|Baylor County Sheriff's Office||Seymour||Texas 76380||68 miles|
|Donley County Sheriff's Office||Clarendon||Texas 79226||68 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.