|Hot Springs Sheriff's Office||Malvern||Arkansas 72104|
|Garland County Sheriff's Office||Hot Springs||Arkansas 71901||15 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Department||Arkadelphia||Arkansas 71923||15 miles|
|Saline County Sheriff’s Office||Benton||Arkansas 72015||27 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Arkansas 72150||31 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Mount Ida||Arkansas 71957||43 miles|
|Nevada County Sheriffs Department||Prescott||Arkansas 71857||43 miles|
|Pike County Sheriff's Office||Murfreesboro||Arkansas 71958||46 miles|
|Pulaski County Sheriff's Office||Little Rock||Arkansas 72204||46 miles|
|Dallas County Sheriff's Office||Fordyce||Arkansas 71742||46 miles|
|Perry County Sheriff's Office||Perryville||Arkansas 72126||48 miles|
|Cleveland County Sheriff's Office||Rison||Arkansas 71665||50 miles|
|Arkansas County Sheriff's Office||North Little Rock||Arkansas 72114||52 miles|
|Ouachita County Sheriff's Office||Camden||Arkansas 71701||53 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Pine Bluff||Arkansas 71601||54 miles|
|Yell County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Arkansas 72833||57 miles|
|Howard County Sheriff's Office||Nashville||Arkansas 71852||58 miles|
|Hempstead County Sheriff's Office||Hope||Arkansas 71801||58 miles|
|Conway County Sheriff's Office||Morrilton||Arkansas 72110||59 miles|
|Faulkner County Sheriff's Office||Conway||Arkansas 72034||61 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.