|Hinds County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||Mississippi 39205|
|Copiah County Sheriff's Office||Hazlehurst||Mississippi 39083||24 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff||Vicksburg||Mississippi 39183||25 miles|
|Rankin County Sheriff's Office||Brandon||Mississippi 39042||28 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Canton||Mississippi 39046||33 miles|
|Claiborne County Sheriff's Office||Port Gibson||Mississippi 39150||37 miles|
|Yazoo County Sheriff's Office||Yazoo||Mississippi 39194||40 miles|
|Simpson County Sheriff's Office||Mendenhall||Mississippi 39114||41 miles|
|Madison Parish Sheriff's Office||Tallulah||Louisiana 71282||43 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Brookhaven||Mississippi 39601||48 miles|
|Sharkey County Sheriff's Office||Rolling Fork||Mississippi 39159||50 miles|
|Tensas Parish Sheriff's Office||St. Joseph||Louisiana 71366||51 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Fayette||Mississippi 39069||52 miles|
|Lawrence County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Mississippi 39654||54 miles|
|East Carroll Parish Sheriff's Office||Lake Providence||Louisiana 71254||55 miles|
|Issaquena County Sheriff's Office||Mayersville||Mississippi 39113||56 miles|
|Smith County Sheriff's Office||Raleigh||Mississippi 39153||57 miles|
|Scott County Sheriff's Office||Forest||Mississippi 39074||58 miles|
|Jefferson Davis Sheriff||Prentiss||Mississippi 39474||58 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Meadville||Mississippi 39653||60 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.