|Haskell County Sheriff's Office||Haskell||Texas 79521|
|Knox County Sheriff's Office||Benjamin||Texas 79505||28 miles|
|Stonewall County Sheriff's Office||Aspermont||Texas 79502||29 miles|
|Jones County Sheriff's Office||Anson||Texas 79501||31 miles|
|Throckmorton County Sheriff's Office||Throckmorton||Texas 76483||32 miles|
|Baylor County Sheriff's Office||Seymour||Texas 76380||39 miles|
|Shackelford County Sheriff's Office||Albany||Texas 76430||40 miles|
|King County Sheriff's Office||Guthrie||Texas 76834||46 miles|
|Fisher County Sheriff's Office||Roby||Texas 79543||48 miles|
|Kent County Sheriff's Office||Jayton||Texas 79528||49 miles|
|Taylor County Sheriff's Office||Abilene||Texas 79602||51 miles|
|Foard County Sheriff's Office||Crowell||Texas 79227||56 miles|
|Stephens County Sheriff's Office||Breckenridge||Texas 76424||56 miles|
|Callahan County Sheriff||Baird||Texas 79504||57 miles|
|Nolan County Sheriff's Office||Sweetwater||Texas 79556||63 miles|
|Cottle County Sheriff's Office||Paducah||Texas 79248||67 miles|
|Young County Sheriff's Office||Graham||Texas 76450||67 miles|
|Archer County Sheriff's Office||Archer||Texas 76351||70 miles|
|Dickens County Sheriff's Office||Dickens||Texas 79229||71 miles|
|Wilbarger County Sheriff's Office||Vernon||Texas 76385||72 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.