|Decatur County Sheriff's Office||Decaturville||Tennessee 38329|
|Perry County Sheriff's Office||Linden||Tennessee 37096||14 miles|
|Henderson County Sheriff's Office||Lexington||Tennessee 38351||16 miles|
|Hardin County Sheriff's Office||Savannah||Tennessee 38372||27 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Waynesboro||Tennessee 38485||28 miles|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Camden||Tennessee 38320||31 miles|
|Lewis County Sheriff's Office||Hohenwald||Tennessee 38462||32 miles|
|Chester County Sheriff's Office||Henderson||Tennessee 38340||33 miles|
|Carroll County Sheriff's Office||Huntingdon||Tennessee 38344||33 miles|
|Humphreys County Sheriff's Office||Waverly||Tennessee 37185||38 miles|
|Hickman County Sheriff's Office||Centerville||Tennessee 37033||38 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||Tennessee 38301||39 miles|
|Mcnairy County Sheriff's Office||Selmer||Tennessee 38375||42 miles|
|Lawrence County Sheriff's Office||Lawrenceburg||Tennessee 38464||50 miles|
|Henry County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Tennessee 38242||50 miles|
|Alcorn County Sheriff's Office||Corinth||Mississippi 38834||52 miles|
|Gibson County Sheriff's Office||Trenton||Tennessee 38382||53 miles|
|Hardeman County Sheriff's Office||Bolivar||Tennessee 38008||55 miles|
|Tishomingo County Sheriff's Office||Iuka||Mississippi 38852||55 miles|
|Weakley County Sheriff's Office||Dresden||Tennessee 38225||56 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.