|Drew County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Arkansas 71655|
|Bradley County Sheriff's Office||Warren||Arkansas 71671||20 miles|
|Ashley County Sheriff's Office||Hamburg||Arkansas 71646||25 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Star||Arkansas 71667||25 miles|
|Desha County Sheriff's Office||Dermott||Arkansas 71638||30 miles|
|Chicot County Sheriff's Office||Lake Village||Arkansas 71653||31 miles|
|Cleveland County Sheriff's Office||Rison||Arkansas 71665||37 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Greenville||Mississippi 38701||41 miles|
|Dallas County Sheriff's Office||Fordyce||Arkansas 71742||42 miles|
|Calhoun County Sheriff's Office||Hampton||Arkansas 71744||42 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Pine Bluff||Arkansas 71601||47 miles|
|West Carroll Parish Sheriff's Office||Oak Grove||Louisiana 71263||54 miles|
|Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||57 miles|
|Bolivar County Sheriff's Office||Cleveland||Mississippi 38732||57 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||El Dorado||Arkansas 71730||58 miles|
|Issaquena County Sheriff's Office||Mayersville||Mississippi 39113||61 miles|
|East Carroll Parish Sheriff's Office||Lake Providence||Louisiana 71254||63 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Arkansas 72150||63 miles|
|Sunflower County Sheriff's Office||Indianola||Mississippi 38751||64 miles|
|Ouachita County Sheriff's Office||Camden||Arkansas 71701||64 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.