|Emery County Sheriff's Office||Castle Dale||Utah 84513|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Price||Utah 84501||41 miles|
|Sanpete County Sheriff's Office||Manti||Utah 84642||52 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Loa||Utah 84747||65 miles|
|Grand County Sheriff's Office||Moab||Utah 84532||70 miles|
|Sevier County Sheriff's Office||Richfield||Utah 84701||74 miles|
|Juab County Sheriff's Office||Nephi||Utah 84648||76 miles|
|Duchesne County Sheriff's Office||Duchesne||Utah 84021||83 miles|
|Millard County Sheriff's Office||Fillmore||Utah 84631||86 miles|
|Utah County Sheriff's Office||Spanish Fork||Utah 84660||93 miles|
|Piute County Sheriff's Office||Junction||Utah 84740||97 miles|
|San Juan County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Utah 84535||109 miles|
|Wasatch County Sheriff||Heber||Utah 84032||109 miles|
|Mesa County Sheriff's Office||Grand Junction||Colorado 81501||115 miles|
|Beaver County Sheriff's Office||Beaver||Utah 84713||117 miles|
|Uintah County Sheriff's Office||Vernal||Utah 84078||119 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Panguitch||Utah 84759||124 miles|
|Summit County Sheriff's Office||Park||Utah 84098||125 miles|
|Dolores County Sheriff||Dove Creek||Colorado 81324||131 miles|
|Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office||Salt Lake||Utah 84190||134 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.