|Del Norte County Sheriff's Office||Crescent||California 95531|
|Curry County Sheriff's Office||Gold Beach||Oregon 97444||51 miles|
|Josephine County Sheriff's Office||Grants Pass||Oregon 97526||58 miles|
|Humboldt County Sheriff's Office||Eureka||California 95501||66 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Oregon 97501||69 miles|
|Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office||Yreka||California 96097||69 miles|
|Trinity County Sheriff's Office||Weaverville||California 96093||88 miles|
|Coos County Sheriff's Office||Coquille||Oregon 97423||99 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Department||Roseburg||Oregon 97470||106 miles|
|Shasta County Sheriff's Office||Redding||California 96001||115 miles|
|Klamath County Sheriff's Office||Klamath Falls||Oregon 97603||119 miles|
|Tehama County Coroner||Red Bluff||California 96080||143 miles|
|Lane County Sheriff's Office||Eugene||Oregon 97401||165 miles|
|Modoc County Sheriff's Office||Alturas||California 96101||179 miles|
|Glenn County Sheriff's Office||Willows||California 95988||180 miles|
|Mendocino County Sheriff's Office||Ukiah||California 95482||183 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Lakeview||Oregon 97630||189 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Lakeport||California 95453||195 miles|
|Lassen County Administration Officer||Susanville||California 96130||196 miles|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Corvallis||Oregon 97330||198 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.