|Hempstead County Sheriff's Office||Hope||Arkansas 71801|
|Nevada County Sheriffs Department||Prescott||Arkansas 71857||17 miles|
|Howard County Sheriff's Office||Nashville||Arkansas 71852||18 miles|
|Pike County Sheriff's Office||Murfreesboro||Arkansas 71958||24 miles|
|Lafayette County Sheriff's Office||Lewisville||Arkansas 71845||26 miles|
|Little River County Sheriff's Office||Ashdown||Arkansas 71822||27 miles|
|Miller County Sheriff's Office||Texarkana||Arkansas 71854||31 miles|
|Columbia County Jail||Magnolia||Arkansas 71753||39 miles|
|Sevier County Sheriff's Office||De Queen||Arkansas 71832||44 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Department||Arkadelphia||Arkansas 71923||44 miles|
|Bowie County Sheriff's Office||New Boston||Texas 75570||46 miles|
|Ouachita County Sheriff's Office||Camden||Arkansas 71701||50 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Mount Ida||Arkansas 71957||57 miles|
|Cass County Sheriff's Office||Linden||Texas 75563||64 miles|
|Garland County Sheriff's Office||Hot Springs||Arkansas 71901||64 miles|
|Hot Springs Sheriff's Office||Malvern||Arkansas 72104||65 miles|
|Polk County Sheriff's Office||Mena||Arkansas 71953||68 miles|
|Mccurtain County Sheriff's Office||Idabel||Oklahoma 74745||68 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||El Dorado||Arkansas 71730||70 miles|
|Calhoun County Sheriff's Office||Hampton||Arkansas 71744||71 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.