|Desha County Sheriff's Office||Dermott||Arkansas 71638||15 miles|
|Bolivar County Sheriff's Office||Cleveland||Mississippi 38732||29 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Greenville||Mississippi 38701||31 miles|
|Drew County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Arkansas 71655||34 miles|
|Chicot County Sheriff's Office||Lake Village||Arkansas 71653||34 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Star||Arkansas 71667||35 miles|
|Sunflower County Sheriff's Office||Indianola||Mississippi 38751||44 miles|
|Coahoma County Sheriff's Office||Clarksdale||Mississippi 38614||46 miles|
|Bradley County Sheriff's Office||Warren||Arkansas 71671||49 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Pine Bluff||Arkansas 71601||52 miles|
|Ashley County Sheriff's Office||Hamburg||Arkansas 71646||53 miles|
|Cleveland County Sheriff's Office||Rison||Arkansas 71665||55 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office||Clarendon||Arkansas 72029||60 miles|
|Phillips County Sheriff's Office||Helena-West Helena||Arkansas 72342||61 miles|
|Humphreys County Sheriff's Office||Belzoni||Mississippi 39038||63 miles|
|Quitman County Sheriff's Office||Marks||Mississippi 38646||63 miles|
|Leflore County Sheriff's Office||Greenwood||Mississippi 38930||64 miles|
|Issaquena County Sheriff's Office||Mayersville||Mississippi 39113||65 miles|
|Dallas County Sheriff's Office||Fordyce||Arkansas 71742||67 miles|
|Sharkey County Sheriff's Office||Rolling Fork||Mississippi 39159||67 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.