|Gila County Sheriff||Globe||Arizona 85501|
|Pinal County Sheriff's Office||Florence||Arizona 85132||61 miles|
|Navajo County Sheriff's Office||Holbrook||Arizona 86025||85 miles|
|Graham County Sheriff's Office||Safford||Arizona 85546||91 miles|
|Apache County Sheriff's Office||St. Johns||Arizona 85936||96 miles|
|Greenlee County Sheriff's Office||Clifton||Arizona 85533||102 miles|
|Coconino County Sheriff's Office||Flagstaff||Arizona 86001||108 miles|
|Yavapai County Sheriff's Office||Prescott||Arizona 86301||108 miles|
|Pima County Sheriff's Office||Tucson||Arizona 85714||112 miles|
|Catron County Sheriff||Reserve||New Mexico 87830||118 miles|
|Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office||Lordsburg||New Mexico 88045||157 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Silver City||New Mexico 88062||163 miles|
|Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office||Nogales||Arizona 85621||168 miles|
|Mckinley County Sheriff's Office||Gallup||New Mexico 87301||169 miles|
|Cochise County Sheriff's Office||Bisbee||Arizona 85603||172 miles|
|Cibola County Sheriff's Office||Grants||New Mexico 87020||194 miles|
|La Paz County Sheriff's Office||Parker||Arizona 85344||201 miles|
|Luna County Sheriff's Office||Deming||New Mexico 88030||206 miles|
|Mohave County Sheriff's Office||Kingman||Arizona 86401||209 miles|
|Sierra County Sheriff's Office||Truth or Consequences||New Mexico 87901||210 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.