|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Silver City||New Mexico 88062|
|Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office||Lordsburg||New Mexico 88045||33 miles|
|Luna County Sheriff's Office||Deming||New Mexico 88030||49 miles|
|Greenlee County Sheriff's Office||Clifton||Arizona 85533||57 miles|
|Catron County Sheriff||Reserve||New Mexico 87830||71 miles|
|Sierra County Sheriff's Office||Truth or Consequences||New Mexico 87901||72 miles|
|Graham County Sheriff's Office||Safford||Arizona 85546||78 miles|
|Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office||Las Cruces||New Mexico 88007||96 miles|
|Cochise County Sheriff's Office||Bisbee||Arizona 85603||125 miles|
|Socorro County Sheriff's Office||Socorro||New Mexico 87801||125 miles|
|Apache County Sheriff's Office||St. Johns||Arizona 85936||135 miles|
|El Paso County Sheriff's Office||El Paso||Texas 79938||139 miles|
|Otero County Sheriff's Office||Alamogordo||New Mexico 88310||141 miles|
|Gila County Sheriff||Globe||Arizona 85501||146 miles|
|Pima County Sheriff's Office||Tucson||Arizona 85714||154 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff||Carrizozo||New Mexico 88301||158 miles|
|Cibola County Sheriff's Office||Grants||New Mexico 87020||170 miles|
|Valencia County Sheriff||Los Lunas||New Mexico 87031||171 miles|
|Pinal County Sheriff's Office||Florence||Arizona 85132||175 miles|
|Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office||Nogales||Arizona 85621||177 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.