|Inyo County Sheriff's Office||Independence||California 93526|
|Esmeralda County Sheriff's Office||Goldfield||Nevada 89013||80 miles|
|Nye County Sheriff's Office||Tonopah||Nevada 89049||105 miles|
|Kern County Sheriff's Office||Bakersfield||California 93308||121 miles|
|Kings County Sheriff's Office||Hanford||California 93230||127 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Civil Process Section||Las Vegas||Nevada 89101||128 miles|
|Fresno County Sheriff's Office||Fresno||California 93721||133 miles|
|Madera County Sheriff's Office||Madera||California 93637||150 miles|
|Mineral County Sheriff's Office||Hawthorne||Nevada 89415||151 miles|
|Sheriff Office-Finance||Bridgeport||California 93517||154 miles|
|Mariposa County Sheriff's Office||Mariposa||California 95338||155 miles|
|Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office||Altadena||California 91001||169 miles|
|San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office||San Bernardino||California 92408||170 miles|
|Merced County Sheriff's Office||Merced||California 95340||178 miles|
|Riverside County Sheriff's Office||Riverside||California 92501||179 miles|
|Ventura County Sheriff's Office||Camarillo||California 93010||188 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Pioche||Nevada 89043||189 miles|
|Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office||Sonora||California 95370||191 miles|
|Lyon County Sheriff's Office||Yerington||Nevada 89447||194 miles|
|Alpine County Sheriff's Office||Markleeville||California 96120||196 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.