|Grand County Sheriff's Office||Moab||Utah 84532|
|Mesa County Sheriff's Office||Grand Junction||Colorado 81501||54 miles|
|San Juan County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Utah 84535||77 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Price||Utah 84501||79 miles|
|Emery County Sheriff's Office||Castle Dale||Utah 84513||80 miles|
|Delta County Sheriff's Office||Delta||Colorado 81416||81 miles|
|Dolores County Sheriff||Dove Creek||Colorado 81324||91 miles|
|Duchesne County Sheriff's Office||Duchesne||Utah 84021||94 miles|
|Montrose County Sheriff's Office||Montrose||Colorado 81401||97 miles|
|Uintah County Sheriff's Office||Vernal||Utah 84078||102 miles|
|Sanpete County Sheriff's Office||Manti||Utah 84642||112 miles|
|Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office||Meeker||Colorado 81641||115 miles|
|San Miguel County Sheriff's Office||Telluride||Colorado 81435||115 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Loa||Utah 84747||118 miles|
|Ouray County Sheriff's Office||Ouray||Colorado 81427||122 miles|
|Montezuma County Sheriff's Office||Cortez||Colorado 81321||124 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Glenwood Springs||Colorado 81601||127 miles|
|Juab County Sheriff's Office||Nephi||Utah 84648||131 miles|
|San Juan County Sheriff's Office||Silverton||Colorado 81433||131 miles|
|Sevier County Sheriff's Office||Richfield||Utah 84701||135 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.