|Harney County Sheriff's Office||Burns||Oregon 97720|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Canyon City||Oregon 97820||92 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Lakeview||Oregon 97630||92 miles|
|Malheur County Sheriff's Office||Vale||Oregon 97918||108 miles|
|Canyon County Sheriff's Office||Caldwell||Idaho 83605||123 miles|
|Owyhee County Sheriff's Office||Murphy||Idaho 83650||123 miles|
|Payette County Sheriff's Office||Payette||Idaho 83661||125 miles|
|Crook County Sheriff's Office||Prineville||Oregon 97754||126 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Weiser||Idaho 83672||130 miles|
|Baker County Jail||Baker||Oregon 97814||132 miles|
|Modoc County Sheriff's Office||Alturas||California 96101||135 miles|
|Deschutes County Sheriff's Office||Bend||Oregon 97701||136 miles|
|Gem County Sheriff's Office||Emmett||Idaho 83617||137 miles|
|Ada County Sheriff's Office||Boise||Idaho 83704||142 miles|
|Wheeler County Sheriff's Office||Fossil||Oregon 97830||147 miles|
|Klamath County Sheriff's Office||Klamath Falls||Oregon 97603||152 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Madras||Oregon 97741||154 miles|
|Humboldt County Sheriff's Office||Winnemucca||Nevada 89445||158 miles|
|Morrow County Sheriff's Office||Heppner||Oregon 97836||161 miles|
|Gilliam County Sheriff's Office||Condon||Oregon 97823||161 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.