|Eureka County Sheriff's Office||Eureka||Nevada 89316|
|Lander County Sheriff's Office||Battle Mountain||Nevada 89820||58 miles|
|Elko County Sheriff's Office||Elko||Nevada 89801||64 miles|
|White Pine County Sheriff's Office||Ely||Nevada 89301||90 miles|
|Humboldt County Sheriff's Office||Winnemucca||Nevada 89445||103 miles|
|Pershing County Sheriff's Office||Lovelock||Nevada 89419||117 miles|
|Churchill County Sheriff's Office||Fallon||Nevada 89406||138 miles|
|Nye County Sheriff's Office||Tonopah||Nevada 89049||141 miles|
|Mineral County Sheriff's Office||Hawthorne||Nevada 89415||161 miles|
|Esmeralda County Sheriff's Office||Goldfield||Nevada 89013||165 miles|
|Lyon County Sheriff's Office||Yerington||Nevada 89447||168 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Pioche||Nevada 89043||172 miles|
|Storey County Sheriff's Office||Virginia City||Nevada 89440||186 miles|
|Washoe County Sheriff's Office||Reno||Nevada 89512||190 miles|
|Carson City County Sheriff's Office||Carson City||Nevada 89701||194 miles|
|Sheriff Office-Finance||Bridgeport||California 93517||198 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Office||Minden||Nevada 89423||199 miles|
|Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office||Twin Falls||Idaho 83301||202 miles|
|Alpine County Sheriff's Office||Markleeville||California 96120||207 miles|
|Jerome County Sheriff's Office||Jerome||Idaho 83338||211 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.