|Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office||Lordsburg||New Mexico 88045|
|Luna County Sheriff's Office||Deming||New Mexico 88030||63 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Silver City||New Mexico 88062||67 miles|
|Cochise County Sheriff's Office||Bisbee||Arizona 85603||73 miles|
|Greenlee County Sheriff's Office||Clifton||Arizona 85533||85 miles|
|Graham County Sheriff's Office||Safford||Arizona 85546||86 miles|
|Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office||Las Cruces||New Mexico 88007||117 miles|
|Sierra County Sheriff's Office||Truth or Consequences||New Mexico 87901||123 miles|
|Catron County Sheriff||Reserve||New Mexico 87830||125 miles|
|Pima County Sheriff's Office||Tucson||Arizona 85714||130 miles|
|Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office||Nogales||Arizona 85621||133 miles|
|El Paso County Sheriff's Office||El Paso||Texas 79938||146 miles|
|Gila County Sheriff||Globe||Arizona 85501||157 miles|
|Pinal County Sheriff's Office||Florence||Arizona 85132||172 miles|
|Otero County Sheriff's Office||Alamogordo||New Mexico 88310||178 miles|
|Apache County Sheriff's Office||St. Johns||Arizona 85936||183 miles|
|Socorro County Sheriff's Office||Socorro||New Mexico 87801||184 miles|
|Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office||Sierra Blanca||Texas 79851||206 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff||Carrizozo||New Mexico 88301||206 miles|
|Navajo County Sheriff's Office||Holbrook||Arizona 86025||223 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.