|Dallam County Sheriff's Office||Dalhart||Texas 79022|
|Sherman County Sheriff Office||Stratford||Texas 79084||29 miles|
|Cimarron County Sheriff's Office||Boise||Oklahoma 73933||31 miles|
|Union County Sheriff||Clayton||New Mexico 88415||35 miles|
|Hartley County Sheriff's Office||Channing||Texas 79018||44 miles|
|Moore County Sheriff's Office||Dumas||Texas 79029||46 miles|
|Morton County Sheriff's Office||Elkhart||Kansas 67950||63 miles|
|Texas County Sheriff's Office||Guymon||Oklahoma 73942||67 miles|
|Oldham County Sheriff's Office||Vega||Texas 79092||72 miles|
|Baca County Sheriff's Office||Springfield||Colorado 81073||78 miles|
|Hansford County Sheriff's Office||Spearman||Texas 79081||78 miles|
|Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office||Borger||Texas 79007||79 miles|
|Harding County Sheriff's Office||Mosquero||New Mexico 87733||84 miles|
|Potter County Sheriff's Office||Amarillo||Texas 79101||86 miles|
|Carson County Sheriff's Office||Panhandle||Texas 79068||90 miles|
|Randall County Sheriff's Office||Amarillo||Texas 79118||91 miles|
|Stevens County Sheriff's Office||Hugoton||Kansas 67951||93 miles|
|Quay County Sheriffs Office||Tucumcari||New Mexico 88401||100 miles|
|Ochiltree County Sheriff's Office||Perryton||Texas 79070||100 miles|
|Stanton County Sheriff's Office||Johnson||Kansas 67855||100 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.