|Curry County Sheriff's Office||Clovis||New Mexico 88101|
|Parmer County Sheriff's Office||Farwell||Texas 79325||22 miles|
|Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office||Portales||New Mexico 88130||30 miles|
|Bailey County Sheriff's Office||Muleshoe||Texas 79347||43 miles|
|Quay County Sheriffs Office||Tucumcari||New Mexico 88401||47 miles|
|De Baca County Sheriff's Office||Fort Sumner||New Mexico 88119||50 miles|
|Deaf Smith County Treasurer||Hereford||Texas 79045||56 miles|
|Castro County Sheriff's Department||Dimmitt||Texas 79027||59 miles|
|Cochran County Sheriff's Office||Morton||Texas 79346||67 miles|
|Oldham County Sheriff's Office||Vega||Texas 79092||70 miles|
|Lamb County Sheriff's Office||Littlefield||Texas 79339||74 miles|
|Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office||Santa Rosa||New Mexico 88435||80 miles|
|Hockley County Sheriff's Office||Levelland||Texas 79336||88 miles|
|Harding County Sheriff's Office||Mosquero||New Mexico 87733||90 miles|
|Swisher County Sheriff's Office||Tulia||Texas 79088||90 miles|
|Randall County Sheriff's Office||Amarillo||Texas 79118||92 miles|
|Hartley County Sheriff's Office||Channing||Texas 79018||96 miles|
|Potter County Sheriff's Office||Amarillo||Texas 79101||96 miles|
|Hale County Sheriff's Office||Plainview||Texas 79072||98 miles|
|Chaves County Sheriff's Office||Roswell||New Mexico 88203||107 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.