|Edwards County Sheriff's Office||Rocksprings||Texas 78880|
|Real County Sheriff's Office||Leakey||Texas 78873||37 miles|
|Sutton County Sheriff's Office||Sonora||Texas 76950||45 miles|
|Kinney County Sheriff's Office||Brackettville||Texas 78832||47 miles|
|Kimble County Sheriff||Junction||Texas 76849||48 miles|
|Val Verde County Sheriff's Office||Del Rio||Texas 78841||55 miles|
|Uvalde County Sheriff's Office||Uvalde||Texas 78801||62 miles|
|Schleicher County Sheriff's Office||Eldorado||Texas 76936||63 miles|
|Kerr County Sheriff's Office||Kerrville||Texas 78028||71 miles|
|Menard County Sheriff's Office||Menard||Texas 76859||71 miles|
|Crockett County Sheriff's Office||Ozona||Texas 76943||73 miles|
|Bandera County Sheriff's Office||Bandera||Texas 78003||76 miles|
|Medina County Sheriff's Office||Hondo||Texas 78861||82 miles|
|Mason County Sheriff's Office||Mason||Texas 76856||83 miles|
|Maverick County Sheriff's Office||Eagle Pass||Texas 78852||89 miles|
|Gillespie County Sheriff's Office||Fredericksburg||Texas 78624||89 miles|
|Irion County Sheriff's Office||Mertzon||Texas 76941||93 miles|
|Zavala County Sheriff's Office||Crystal||Texas 78839||95 miles|
|Kendall County Sheriff's Office||Boerne||Texas 78006||96 miles|
|Mcculloch County Sheriff's Office||Brady||Texas 76825||98 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.