|Greenlee County Sheriff's Office||Clifton||Arizona 85533|
|Graham County Sheriff's Office||Safford||Arizona 85546||39 miles|
|Catron County Sheriff||Reserve||New Mexico 87830||43 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Silver City||New Mexico 88062||65 miles|
|Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office||Lordsburg||New Mexico 88045||69 miles|
|Apache County Sheriff's Office||St. Johns||Arizona 85936||88 miles|
|Gila County Sheriff||Globe||Arizona 85501||89 miles|
|Luna County Sheriff's Office||Deming||New Mexico 88030||110 miles|
|Sierra County Sheriff's Office||Truth or Consequences||New Mexico 87901||116 miles|
|Pima County Sheriff's Office||Tucson||Arizona 85714||124 miles|
|Pinal County Sheriff's Office||Florence||Arizona 85132||124 miles|
|Navajo County Sheriff's Office||Holbrook||Arizona 86025||127 miles|
|Cochise County Sheriff's Office||Bisbee||Arizona 85603||130 miles|
|Socorro County Sheriff's Office||Socorro||New Mexico 87801||146 miles|
|Cibola County Sheriff's Office||Grants||New Mexico 87020||155 miles|
|Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office||Las Cruces||New Mexico 88007||155 miles|
|Mckinley County Sheriff's Office||Gallup||New Mexico 87301||161 miles|
|Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office||Nogales||Arizona 85621||163 miles|
|Valencia County Sheriff||Los Lunas||New Mexico 87031||180 miles|
|Otero County Sheriff's Office||Alamogordo||New Mexico 88310||191 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.