|Fayette County Sheriff's Office||Somerville||Tennessee 38068|
|Hardeman County Sheriff's Office||Bolivar||Tennessee 38008||25 miles|
|Tipton County Sheriff's Office||Covington||Tennessee 38019||27 miles|
|Marshall County Sheriff's Office||Holly Springs||Mississippi 38635||28 miles|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Ashland||Mississippi 38603||28 miles|
|Haywood County Sheriff's Office||Brownsville||Tennessee 38012||29 miles|
|Shelby County Sheriff's Office||Memphis||Tennessee 38103||36 miles|
|Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office||Ripley||Tennessee 38063||39 miles|
|Tippah County Sheriff's Office||Ripley||Mississippi 38663||42 miles|
|Desoto County Sheriff's Office||Hernando||Mississippi 38632||42 miles|
|Crockett County Sheriff Department||Alamo||Tennessee 38001||43 miles|
|Crittenden County Sheriff's Office||West Memphis||Arkansas 72301||44 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||Tennessee 38301||45 miles|
|Chester County Sheriff's Office||Henderson||Tennessee 38340||46 miles|
|Mcnairy County Sheriff's Office||Selmer||Tennessee 38375||46 miles|
|Mississippi County Sheriff's Office||Luxora||Arkansas 72358||51 miles|
|Tate County Sheriff's Office||Senatobia||Mississippi 38668||52 miles|
|Alcorn County Sheriff's Office||Corinth||Mississippi 38834||54 miles|
|Union County Jail||New Albany||Mississippi 38652||54 miles|
|Dyer County Sheriff's Office||Dyersburg||Tennessee 38024||58 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.