|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Pine Bluff||Arkansas 71601|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Star||Arkansas 71667||24 miles|
|Cleveland County Sheriff's Office||Rison||Arkansas 71665||27 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Arkansas 72150||27 miles|
|Lonoke County Sheriff's Office||Lonoke||Arkansas 72086||37 miles|
|Pulaski County Sheriff's Office||Little Rock||Arkansas 72204||38 miles|
|Arkansas County Sheriff's Office||North Little Rock||Arkansas 72114||39 miles|
|Saline County Sheriff’s Office||Benton||Arkansas 72015||42 miles|
|Dallas County Sheriff's Office||Fordyce||Arkansas 71742||42 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office||Clarendon||Arkansas 72029||45 miles|
|Drew County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Arkansas 71655||46 miles|
|Bradley County Sheriff's Office||Warren||Arkansas 71671||46 miles|
|Hot Springs Sheriff's Office||Malvern||Arkansas 72104||50 miles|
|Prairie County Sheriff's Office||Des Arc||Arkansas 72040||54 miles|
|Calhoun County Sheriff's Office||Hampton||Arkansas 71744||60 miles|
|Desha County Sheriff's Office||Dermott||Arkansas 71638||62 miles|
|Faulkner County Sheriff's Office||Conway||Arkansas 72034||63 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Department||Arkadelphia||Arkansas 71923||65 miles|
|Garland County Sheriff's Office||Hot Springs||Arkansas 71901||66 miles|
|White County Sheriff's Office||Searcy||Arkansas 72143||67 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.