|Graham County Sheriff's Office||Safford||Arizona 85546|
|Greenlee County Sheriff's Office||Clifton||Arizona 85533||35 miles|
|Gila County Sheriff||Globe||Arizona 85501||61 miles|
|Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office||Lordsburg||New Mexico 88045||79 miles|
|Pima County Sheriff's Office||Tucson||Arizona 85714||81 miles|
|Catron County Sheriff||Reserve||New Mexico 87830||84 miles|
|Pinal County Sheriff's Office||Florence||Arizona 85132||87 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Silver City||New Mexico 88062||94 miles|
|Cochise County Sheriff's Office||Bisbee||Arizona 85603||104 miles|
|Apache County Sheriff's Office||St. Johns||Arizona 85936||112 miles|
|Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office||Nogales||Arizona 85621||125 miles|
|Luna County Sheriff's Office||Deming||New Mexico 88030||132 miles|
|Navajo County Sheriff's Office||Holbrook||Arizona 86025||137 miles|
|Sierra County Sheriff's Office||Truth or Consequences||New Mexico 87901||153 miles|
|Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office||Las Cruces||New Mexico 88007||183 miles|
|Yavapai County Sheriff's Office||Prescott||Arizona 86301||186 miles|
|Coconino County Sheriff's Office||Flagstaff||Arizona 86001||186 miles|
|Socorro County Sheriff's Office||Socorro||New Mexico 87801||189 miles|
|Mckinley County Sheriff's Office||Gallup||New Mexico 87301||191 miles|
|Cibola County Sheriff's Office||Grants||New Mexico 87020||193 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.