|Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office||Borger||Texas 79007|
|Hansford County Sheriff's Office||Spearman||Texas 79081||27 miles|
|Gray County Sheriff||Pampa||Texas 79065||31 miles|
|Moore County Sheriff's Office||Dumas||Texas 79029||34 miles|
|Carson County Sheriff's Office||Panhandle||Texas 79068||41 miles|
|Roberts County Sheriff's Office||Miami||Texas 79059||42 miles|
|Ochiltree County Sheriff's Office||Perryton||Texas 79070||50 miles|
|Armstrong County Sheriff's Office||Claude||Texas 79019||50 miles|
|Potter County Sheriff's Office||Amarillo||Texas 79101||51 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff Office||Stratford||Texas 79084||53 miles|
|Hemphill County Sheriff's Office||Canadian||Texas 79014||55 miles|
|Hartley County Sheriff's Office||Channing||Texas 79018||55 miles|
|Randall County Sheriff's Office||Amarillo||Texas 79118||57 miles|
|Texas County Sheriff's Office||Guymon||Oklahoma 73942||58 miles|
|Dallam County Sheriff's Office||Dalhart||Texas 79022||67 miles|
|Lipscomb County Sheriff's Office||Lipscomb||Texas 79056||67 miles|
|Donley County Sheriff's Office||Clarendon||Texas 79226||67 miles|
|Wheeler County Sheriff's Office||Wheeler||Texas 79096||67 miles|
|Oldham County Sheriff's Office||Vega||Texas 79092||72 miles|
|Beaver County Sheriff's Office||Beaver||Oklahoma 73932||82 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.