|Holmes County Sheriff's Office||Lexington||Mississippi 39095|
|Humphreys County Sheriff's Office||Belzoni||Mississippi 39038||23 miles|
|Leflore County Sheriff's Office||Greenwood||Mississippi 38930||25 miles|
|Yazoo County Sheriff's Office||Yazoo||Mississippi 39194||27 miles|
|Carroll County Sheriff||Carrollton||Mississippi 38917||28 miles|
|Attala County Sheriff's Office||Kosciusko||Mississippi 39090||29 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Winona||Mississippi 38967||32 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Canton||Mississippi 39046||37 miles|
|Leake County Sheriff’s Office||Carthage||Mississippi 39051||38 miles|
|Sunflower County Sheriff's Office||Indianola||Mississippi 38751||38 miles|
|Sharkey County Sheriff's Office||Rolling Fork||Mississippi 39159||48 miles|
|Grenada County Sheriff's Office||Grenada||Mississippi 38901||48 miles|
|Choctaw County Sheriff's Office||Ackerman||Mississippi 39735||54 miles|
|Webster County Sheriff's Office||Eupora||Mississippi 39744||55 miles|
|Bolivar County Sheriff's Office||Cleveland||Mississippi 38732||57 miles|
|Hinds County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||Mississippi 39205||58 miles|
|Issaquena County Sheriff's Office||Mayersville||Mississippi 39113||58 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Greenville||Mississippi 38701||59 miles|
|Rankin County Sheriff's Office||Brandon||Mississippi 39042||59 miles|
|Winston County Sheriff's Office||Louisville||Mississippi 39339||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.