|Humboldt County Sheriff's Office||Eureka||California 95501|
|Trinity County Sheriff's Office||Weaverville||California 96093||51 miles|
|Del Norte County Sheriff's Office||Crescent||California 95531||74 miles|
|Shasta County Sheriff's Office||Redding||California 96001||81 miles|
|Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office||Yreka||California 96097||97 miles|
|Tehama County Coroner||Red Bluff||California 96080||98 miles|
|Mendocino County Sheriff's Office||Ukiah||California 95482||113 miles|
|Curry County Sheriff's Office||Gold Beach||Oregon 97444||121 miles|
|Glenn County Sheriff's Office||Willows||California 95988||123 miles|
|Josephine County Sheriff's Office||Grants Pass||Oregon 97526||124 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Oregon 97501||124 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Lakeport||California 95453||127 miles|
|Colusa County Sheriff's Office||Colusa||California 95932||145 miles|
|Butte County Sheriff's Office||Oroville||California 95965||149 miles|
|Klamath County Sheriff's Office||Klamath Falls||Oregon 97603||154 miles|
|Sutter County Sheriff's Office||Yuba||California 95993||162 miles|
|Yuba County Coroner||Marysville||California 95901||164 miles|
|Plumas County Sheriff's Office||Quincy||California 95971||166 miles|
|Sonoma County Sheriff's Office||Santa Rosa||California 95403||167 miles|
|Coos County Sheriff's Office||Coquille||Oregon 97423||171 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.