|Crockett County Sheriff Department||Alamo||Tennessee 38001|
|Gibson County Sheriff's Office||Trenton||Tennessee 38382||16 miles|
|Haywood County Sheriff's Office||Brownsville||Tennessee 38012||17 miles|
|Dyer County Sheriff's Office||Dyersburg||Tennessee 38024||20 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||Tennessee 38301||23 miles|
|Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office||Ripley||Tennessee 38063||24 miles|
|Tipton County Sheriff's Office||Covington||Tennessee 38019||35 miles|
|Chester County Sheriff's Office||Henderson||Tennessee 38340||37 miles|
|Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office||Caruthersville||Missouri 63830||39 miles|
|Hardeman County Sheriff's Office||Bolivar||Tennessee 38008||40 miles|
|Weakley County Sheriff's Office||Dresden||Tennessee 38225||40 miles|
|Carroll County Sheriff's Office||Huntingdon||Tennessee 38344||41 miles|
|Fayette County Sheriff's Office||Somerville||Tennessee 38068||43 miles|
|Henderson County Sheriff's Office||Lexington||Tennessee 38351||43 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Tiptonville||Tennessee 38079||43 miles|
|Obion County Sheriff's Department||Union||Tennessee 38261||44 miles|
|Mississippi County Sheriff's Office||Luxora||Arkansas 72358||47 miles|
|Fulton County Sheriff's Office||Hickman||Kentucky 42050||51 miles|
|Mcnairy County Sheriff's Office||Selmer||Tennessee 38375||55 miles|
|Henry County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Tennessee 38242||55 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.