|Frio County Sheriff's Office||Pearsall||Texas 78061|
|La Salle County Sheriff's Office||Cotulla||Texas 78014||30 miles|
|Medina County Sheriff's Office||Hondo||Texas 78861||34 miles|
|Atascosa County Sheriff's Office||Jourdanton||Texas 78026||34 miles|
|Mcmullen County Sheriff's Office||Tilden||Texas 78072||44 miles|
|Zavala County Sheriff's Office||Crystal||Texas 78839||45 miles|
|Uvalde County Sheriff's Office||Uvalde||Texas 78801||47 miles|
|Dimmit County Sheriff's Office||Carrizo Springs||Texas 78834||51 miles|
|Bexar County Sheriff Office||San Antonio||Texas 78207||53 miles|
|Wilson County: Sheriff's Department||Floresville||Texas 78114||61 miles|
|Bandera County Sheriff's Office||Bandera||Texas 78003||62 miles|
|Kendall County Sheriff's Office||Boerne||Texas 78006||69 miles|
|Live Oak County Sheriff's Office||George West||Texas 78022||71 miles|
|Real County Sheriff's Office||Leakey||Texas 78873||71 miles|
|Karnes County Sheriff's Office||Karnes||Texas 78118||73 miles|
|Kerr County Sheriff's Office||Kerrville||Texas 78028||80 miles|
|Comal County Sheriff's Office||New Braunfels||Texas 78130||80 miles|
|Maverick County Sheriff's Office||Eagle Pass||Texas 78852||84 miles|
|Kinney County Sheriff's Office||Brackettville||Texas 78832||85 miles|
|Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office||Seguin||Texas 78155||85 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.