|Esmeralda County Sheriff's Office||Goldfield||Nevada 89013|
|Nye County Sheriff's Office||Tonopah||Nevada 89049||30 miles|
|Mineral County Sheriff's Office||Hawthorne||Nevada 89415||74 miles|
|Inyo County Sheriff's Office||Independence||California 93526||74 miles|
|Sheriff Office-Finance||Bridgeport||California 93517||93 miles|
|Lyon County Sheriff's Office||Yerington||Nevada 89447||118 miles|
|Mariposa County Sheriff's Office||Mariposa||California 95338||129 miles|
|Churchill County Sheriff's Office||Fallon||Nevada 89406||133 miles|
|Alpine County Sheriff's Office||Markleeville||California 96120||133 miles|
|Fresno County Sheriff's Office||Fresno||California 93721||139 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Office||Minden||Nevada 89423||141 miles|
|Madera County Sheriff's Office||Madera||California 93637||145 miles|
|Carson City County Sheriff's Office||Carson City||Nevada 89701||149 miles|
|Eureka County Sheriff's Office||Eureka||Nevada 89316||150 miles|
|Kings County Sheriff's Office||Hanford||California 93230||150 miles|
|Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office||Sonora||California 95370||151 miles|
|Storey County Sheriff's Office||Virginia City||Nevada 89440||152 miles|
|Merced County Sheriff's Office||Merced||California 95340||159 miles|
|Calaveras County Sheriff's Office||San Andreas||California 95249||168 miles|
|Washoe County Sheriff's Office||Reno||Nevada 89512||171 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.