|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Canyon City||Oregon 97820|
|Baker County Jail||Baker||Oregon 97814||61 miles|
|Harney County Sheriff's Office||Burns||Oregon 97720||63 miles|
|Morrow County Sheriff's Office||Heppner||Oregon 97836||65 miles|
|Wheeler County Sheriff's Office||Fossil||Oregon 97830||68 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||La Grande||Oregon 97850||73 miles|
|Gilliam County Sheriff's Office||Condon||Oregon 97823||77 miles|
|Umatilla County Sheriff's Office||Pendleton||Oregon 97801||82 miles|
|Crook County Sheriff's Office||Prineville||Oregon 97754||91 miles|
|Malheur County Sheriff's Office||Vale||Oregon 97918||95 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Weiser||Idaho 83672||103 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Madras||Oregon 97741||106 miles|
|Payette County Sheriff's Office||Payette||Idaho 83661||107 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff's Office||Moro||Oregon 97039||108 miles|
|Walla Walla County Sheriff||Walla Walla||Washington 99362||113 miles|
|Deschutes County Sheriff's Office||Bend||Oregon 97701||117 miles|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Kennewick||Washington 99336||120 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Pasco||Washington 99301||120 miles|
|Klickitat County Sheriff's Office||Goldendale||Washington 98620||127 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Council||Idaho 83612||128 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.