|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Fayette||Mississippi 39069|
|Claiborne County Sheriff's Office||Port Gibson||Mississippi 39150||16 miles|
|Tensas Parish Sheriff's Office||St. Joseph||Louisiana 71366||17 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Meadville||Mississippi 39653||20 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's office||Natchez||Mississippi 39120||24 miles|
|Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office||Vidalia||Louisiana 71373||25 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Brookhaven||Mississippi 39601||37 miles|
|Copiah County Sheriff's Office||Hazlehurst||Mississippi 39083||41 miles|
|Amite County Sheriff's Office||Liberty||Mississippi 39645||42 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff||Vicksburg||Mississippi 39183||44 miles|
|Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office||Jonesville||Louisiana 71343||46 miles|
|Wilkinson County Sheriff's Office||Woodville||Mississippi 39669||46 miles|
|Madison Parish Sheriff's Office||Tallulah||Louisiana 71282||47 miles|
|Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office||Winnsboro||Louisiana 71295||49 miles|
|Pike County Sheriff's Office||Magnolia||Mississippi 39652||53 miles|
|Lawrence County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Mississippi 39654||57 miles|
|East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Office||Clinton||Louisiana 70722||60 miles|
|Hinds County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||Mississippi 39205||64 miles|
|La Salle Parish Sheriff's Department||Jena||Louisiana 71342||64 miles|
|Caldwell Parish Sheriff's Office||Columbia||Louisiana 71418||66 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.