|Deschutes County Sheriff's Office||Bend||Oregon 97701|
|Crook County Sheriff's Office||Prineville||Oregon 97754||33 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Madras||Oregon 97741||52 miles|
|Wheeler County Sheriff's Office||Fossil||Oregon 97830||90 miles|
|Lane County Sheriff's Office||Eugene||Oregon 97401||93 miles|
|Gilliam County Sheriff's Office||Condon||Oregon 97823||105 miles|
|Linn County Sheriff`s Office||Albany||Oregon 97322||105 miles|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Corvallis||Oregon 97330||110 miles|
|Harney County Sheriff's Office||Burns||Oregon 97720||111 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff's Office||Moro||Oregon 97039||111 miles|
|Marion County Sheriff's Office||Salem||Oregon 97301||114 miles|
|Wasco County Sheriff's Office||The Dalles||Oregon 97058||116 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Department||Roseburg||Oregon 97470||117 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Canyon City||Oregon 97820||118 miles|
|Clackamas County Sheriff's Office||Oregon||Oregon 97045||119 miles|
|Klamath County Sheriff's Office||Klamath Falls||Oregon 97603||120 miles|
|Polk County Sheriff's Office||Dallas||Oregon 97338||124 miles|
|Hood River County Sheriff's Office||Hood River||Oregon 97031||125 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Lakeview||Oregon 97630||127 miles|
|Skamania County Sheriff's Office||Stevenson||Washington 98648||127 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.