|Garland County Sheriff's Office||Hot Springs||Arkansas 71901|
|Hot Springs Sheriff's Office||Malvern||Arkansas 72104||25 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Mount Ida||Arkansas 71957||28 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Department||Arkadelphia||Arkansas 71923||32 miles|
|Saline County Sheriff’s Office||Benton||Arkansas 72015||32 miles|
|Perry County Sheriff's Office||Perryville||Arkansas 72126||35 miles|
|Yell County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Arkansas 72833||36 miles|
|Conway County Sheriff's Office||Morrilton||Arkansas 72110||45 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Arkansas 72150||47 miles|
|Pike County Sheriff's Office||Murfreesboro||Arkansas 71958||47 miles|
|Pope County Sheriff's Office||Russellville||Arkansas 72801||48 miles|
|Pulaski County Sheriff's Office||Little Rock||Arkansas 72204||49 miles|
|Faulkner County Sheriff's Office||Conway||Arkansas 72034||53 miles|
|Arkansas County Sheriff's Office||North Little Rock||Arkansas 72114||54 miles|
|Nevada County Sheriffs Department||Prescott||Arkansas 71857||55 miles|
|Scott County Sheriff's Office||Waldron||Arkansas 72958||58 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Arkansas 72855||59 miles|
|Howard County Sheriff's Office||Nashville||Arkansas 71852||60 miles|
|Polk County Sheriff's Office||Mena||Arkansas 71953||62 miles|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Clarksville||Arkansas 72830||63 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.