|Dunklin County Sheriff's Office||Kennett||Missouri 63857|
|Clay County Sheriff's Office||Piggott||Arkansas 72454||17 miles|
|Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office||Caruthersville||Missouri 63830||22 miles|
|Mississippi County Sheriff's Office||Luxora||Arkansas 72358||26 miles|
|Greene County Sheriff's Office||Paragould||Arkansas 72450||28 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Tiptonville||Tennessee 38079||36 miles|
|Dyer County Sheriff's Office||Dyersburg||Tennessee 38024||39 miles|
|Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office||Ripley||Tennessee 38063||40 miles|
|New Madrid County Sheriff's Office||New Madrid||Missouri 63869||41 miles|
|Craighead County Sheriff's Office||Jonesboro||Arkansas 72401||41 miles|
|Butler County Sheriff's Office||Poplar Bluff||Missouri 63901||46 miles|
|Tipton County Sheriff's Office||Covington||Tennessee 38019||48 miles|
|Lawrence County Sheriff's Office||Walnut Ridge||Arkansas 72476||50 miles|
|Randolph County Sheriff's Office||Pocahontas||Arkansas 72455||50 miles|
|Stoddard County Sheriff's Office||Bloomfield||Missouri 63825||51 miles|
|Ripley County Sheriff's Office||Doniphan||Missouri 63935||53 miles|
|Poinsett County Sheriff's Office||Harrisburg||Arkansas 72432||54 miles|
|Fulton County Sheriff's Office||Hickman||Kentucky 42050||56 miles|
|Crockett County Sheriff Department||Alamo||Tennessee 38001||58 miles|
|Haywood County Sheriff's Office||Brownsville||Tennessee 38012||59 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.