|Crook County Sheriff's Office||Prineville||Oregon 97754|
|Deschutes County Sheriff's Office||Bend||Oregon 97701||47 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Madras||Oregon 97741||52 miles|
|Wheeler County Sheriff's Office||Fossil||Oregon 97830||58 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Canyon City||Oregon 97820||72 miles|
|Gilliam County Sheriff's Office||Condon||Oregon 97823||75 miles|
|Harney County Sheriff's Office||Burns||Oregon 97720||76 miles|
|Morrow County Sheriff's Office||Heppner||Oregon 97836||92 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff's Office||Moro||Oregon 97039||93 miles|
|Wasco County Sheriff's Office||The Dalles||Oregon 97058||107 miles|
|Klickitat County Sheriff's Office||Goldendale||Washington 98620||117 miles|
|Hood River County Sheriff's Office||Hood River||Oregon 97031||120 miles|
|Umatilla County Sheriff's Office||Pendleton||Oregon 97801||128 miles|
|Skamania County Sheriff's Office||Stevenson||Washington 98648||129 miles|
|Baker County Jail||Baker||Oregon 97814||132 miles|
|Lane County Sheriff's Office||Eugene||Oregon 97401||135 miles|
|Clackamas County Sheriff's Office||Oregon||Oregon 97045||136 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Lakeview||Oregon 97630||136 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||La Grande||Oregon 97850||137 miles|
|Linn County Sheriff`s Office||Albany||Oregon 97322||138 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.