|Curry County Sheriff's Office||Gold Beach||Oregon 97444|
|Josephine County Sheriff's Office||Grants Pass||Oregon 97526||45 miles|
|Coos County Sheriff's Office||Coquille||Oregon 97423||49 miles|
|Del Norte County Sheriff's Office||Crescent||California 95531||49 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Department||Roseburg||Oregon 97470||68 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Oregon 97501||69 miles|
|Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office||Yreka||California 96097||95 miles|
|Humboldt County Sheriff's Office||Eureka||California 95501||115 miles|
|Lane County Sheriff's Office||Eugene||Oregon 97401||123 miles|
|Klamath County Sheriff's Office||Klamath Falls||Oregon 97603||127 miles|
|Trinity County Sheriff's Office||Weaverville||California 96093||136 miles|
|Lincoln County Jail||Newport||Oregon 97365||150 miles|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Corvallis||Oregon 97330||153 miles|
|Linn County Sheriff`s Office||Albany||Oregon 97322||160 miles|
|Shasta County Sheriff's Office||Redding||California 96001||160 miles|
|Polk County Sheriff's Office||Dallas||Oregon 97338||175 miles|
|Marion County Sheriff's Office||Salem||Oregon 97301||181 miles|
|Deschutes County Sheriff's Office||Bend||Oregon 97701||185 miles|
|Tehama County Coroner||Red Bluff||California 96080||189 miles|
|Yamhill County Sheriff's Office||McMinnville||Oregon 97128||196 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.