|Crowley County Sheriff's Office||Ordway||Colorado 81063|
|Otero County Sheriff's Office||La Junta||Colorado 81050||25 miles|
|Pueblo County Sheriff's Office||Pueblo||Colorado 81003||45 miles|
|Kiowa County Sheriff's Office||Eads||Colorado 81036||55 miles|
|Bent County Sheriff's Office||Las Animas||Colorado 81054||58 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Hugo||Colorado 80821||59 miles|
|Prowers County Sheriff's Office||Lamar||Colorado 81052||64 miles|
|El Paso County Sheriff's Office||Colorado Springs||Colorado 80903||67 miles|
|Huerfano County Sheriff's Office||Walsenburg||Colorado 81089||72 miles|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||Cañon||Colorado 81212||77 miles|
|Elbert County Sheriff's Office||Kiowa||Colorado 80117||81 miles|
|Cheyenne County Sheriff||Cheyenne Wells||Colorado 80810||85 miles|
|Teller County Sheriff's Office||Divide||Colorado 80814||86 miles|
|Las Animas County Sheriff's Office||Trinidad||Colorado 81082||87 miles|
|Baca County Sheriff's Office||Springfield||Colorado 81073||88 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Westcliffe||Colorado 81252||93 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Office||Castle Rock||Colorado 80109||96 miles|
|Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office||Centennial||Colorado 80112||105 miles|
|Colfax County Sheriff's Office||Raton||New Mexico 87740||106 miles|
|Kit Carson County Sheriff's Office||Burlington||Colorado 80807||106 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.