|Graves County Sheriff||Mayfield||Kentucky 42066|
|Marshall County Sheriff's Office||Benton||Kentucky 42025||18 miles|
|Hickman County Sheriff Department||Clinton||Kentucky 42031||19 miles|
|Calloway County Sheriff's Office||Murray||Kentucky 42071||21 miles|
|Carlisle County Sheriff's Office||Bardwell||Kentucky 42023||23 miles|
|Mccracken County Sheriff's Office||Paducah||Kentucky 42003||25 miles|
|Ballard County Sheriff's Office||Wickliffe||Kentucky 42087||30 miles|
|Obion County Sheriff's Department||Union||Tennessee 38261||30 miles|
|Massac County Sheriff's Office||Metropolis||Illinois 62960||30 miles|
|Weakley County Sheriff's Office||Dresden||Tennessee 38225||31 miles|
|Livingston County Sheriff's Office||Smithland||Kentucky 42081||32 miles|
|Fulton County Sheriff's Office||Hickman||Kentucky 42050||32 miles|
|Henry County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Tennessee 38242||33 miles|
|Alexander County Sheriff's Office||Cairo||Illinois 62914||35 miles|
|Pulaski County Sheriff's Office||Mound||Illinois 62963||38 miles|
|Lyon County Sheriff's Office||Eddyville||Kentucky 42038||40 miles|
|Mississippi County Sheriff||Charleston||Missouri 63834||41 miles|
|Pope County Sheriff's Office||Golconda||Illinois 62938||46 miles|
|Stewart County Sheriff's Office||Dover||Tennessee 37058||48 miles|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Vienna||Illinois 62995||50 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.