|Glenn County Sheriff's Office||Willows||California 95988|
|Colusa County Sheriff's Office||Colusa||California 95932||35 miles|
|Tehama County Coroner||Red Bluff||California 96080||42 miles|
|Butte County Sheriff's Office||Oroville||California 95965||45 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Lakeport||California 95453||48 miles|
|Sutter County Sheriff's Office||Yuba||California 95993||52 miles|
|Mendocino County Sheriff's Office||Ukiah||California 95482||53 miles|
|Yuba County Coroner||Marysville||California 95901||54 miles|
|Shasta County Sheriff's Office||Redding||California 96001||68 miles|
|Yolo County Sheriff's Office||Woodland||California 95776||74 miles|
|Sonoma County Sheriff's Office||Santa Rosa||California 95403||80 miles|
|Plumas County Sheriff's Office||Quincy||California 95971||81 miles|
|Placer County Sheriff's Office||Auburn||California 95603||83 miles|
|Trinity County Sheriff's Office||Weaverville||California 96093||83 miles|
|Sierra County Sheriff's Office||Alleghany||California 95910||84 miles|
|Sacramento County Sheriff's Office||Sacramento||California 95814||85 miles|
|Solano County Sheriff's Office||Fairfield||California 94533||96 miles|
|Napa County Sheriff's Office||Napa||California 94558||96 miles|
|El Dorado County Sheriff's Office||Placerville||California 95667||104 miles|
|Lassen County Administration Officer||Susanville||California 96130||108 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.