|Davidson County Sheriff's Office||Nashville||Tennessee 37201|
|Cheatham County Sheriff's Office||Ashland City||Tennessee 37015||17 miles|
|Williamson County Sheriff's Office||Franklin||Tennessee 37064||19 miles|
|Robertson County Sheriff's Office||Springfield||Tennessee 37172||24 miles|
|Sumner County Sheriff's Office||Gallatin||Tennessee 37066||24 miles|
|Wilson County Sheriff's Department||Lebanon||Tennessee 37087||28 miles|
|Dickson County Sheriff's Office||Charlotte||Tennessee 37036||31 miles|
|Rutherford County Sheriff's Office||Murfreesboro||Tennessee 37129||31 miles|
|Trousdale County Sheriff's Office||Hartsville||Tennessee 37074||38 miles|
|Maury County Sheriff's Office||Columbia||Tennessee 38401||40 miles|
|Simpson County Sheriff's Office||Franklin||Kentucky 42134||40 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Clarksville||Tennessee 37040||40 miles|
|Cannon County Sheriff's Office||Woodbury||Tennessee 37190||46 miles|
|Hickman County Sheriff's Office||Centerville||Tennessee 37033||47 miles|
|Smith County Sheriff's Office||Carthage||Tennessee 37030||47 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Russellville||Kentucky 42276||47 miles|
|Macon County Sheriff's Office||Lafayette||Tennessee 37083||49 miles|
|Todd County Sheriff's Office||Elkton||Kentucky 42220||49 miles|
|Marshall County Sheriff's Office||Lewisburg||Tennessee 37091||50 miles|
|Houston County Sheriff||Erin||Tennessee 37061||50 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.