|Henderson County Sheriff's Office||Lexington||Tennessee 38351|
|Decatur County Sheriff's Office||Decaturville||Tennessee 38329||16 miles|
|Chester County Sheriff's Office||Henderson||Tennessee 38340||21 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||Tennessee 38301||24 miles|
|Carroll County Sheriff's Office||Huntingdon||Tennessee 38344||24 miles|
|Perry County Sheriff's Office||Linden||Tennessee 37096||30 miles|
|Hardin County Sheriff's Office||Savannah||Tennessee 38372||31 miles|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Camden||Tennessee 38320||32 miles|
|Mcnairy County Sheriff's Office||Selmer||Tennessee 38375||37 miles|
|Gibson County Sheriff's Office||Trenton||Tennessee 38382||38 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Waynesboro||Tennessee 38485||42 miles|
|Crockett County Sheriff Department||Alamo||Tennessee 38001||43 miles|
|Hardeman County Sheriff's Office||Bolivar||Tennessee 38008||43 miles|
|Humphreys County Sheriff's Office||Waverly||Tennessee 37185||44 miles|
|Henry County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Tennessee 38242||45 miles|
|Weakley County Sheriff's Office||Dresden||Tennessee 38225||46 miles|
|Lewis County Sheriff's Office||Hohenwald||Tennessee 38462||48 miles|
|Haywood County Sheriff's Office||Brownsville||Tennessee 38012||49 miles|
|Alcorn County Sheriff's Office||Corinth||Mississippi 38834||51 miles|
|Hickman County Sheriff's Office||Centerville||Tennessee 37033||52 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.