|Jeff Davis County Sheriff's Office||Fort Davis||Texas 79734|
|Presidio County Sheriff's Office||Marfa||Texas 79843||24 miles|
|Brewster County Sheriff's Office||Alpine||Texas 79830||36 miles|
|Culberson County Sheriff's Office||Van Horn||Texas 79855||48 miles|
|Pecos County Sheriff's Office||Pecos||Texas 79772||68 miles|
|Reeves County Sheriff's Office||Pecos||Texas 79772||69 miles|
|Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office||Sierra Blanca||Texas 79851||79 miles|
|Loving County Sheriff's Office||Mentone||Texas 79754||83 miles|
|Ward County Sheriff's Office||Monahans||Texas 79756||102 miles|
|Winkler County Sheriff's Office||Kermit||Texas 79745||106 miles|
|Terrell County Sheriff's Office||Sanderson||Texas 79848||112 miles|
|Crane County Sheriff's Office||Crane||Texas 79731||121 miles|
|Eddy County Sheriff's Office||Carlsbad||New Mexico 88220||124 miles|
|Ector County Sheriff's Office||Odessa||Texas 79760||140 miles|
|Upton County Sheriff's Office||Rankin||Texas 79778||140 miles|
|El Paso County Sheriff's Office||El Paso||Texas 79938||147 miles|
|Andrews County Sheriff's Office||Andrews||Texas 79714||152 miles|
|Midland County Sheriff's Office||Midland||Texas 79701||157 miles|
|Reagan County Sheriff's Office||Big Lake||Texas 76932||167 miles|
|Lea County Sheriff's Office||Lovington||New Mexico 88260||168 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.