|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Clarksville||Arkansas 72830|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Ozark||Arkansas 72949||21 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Arkansas 72855||25 miles|
|Pope County Sheriff's Office||Russellville||Arkansas 72801||29 miles|
|Newton County Sheriff's Office||Jasper||Arkansas 72641||34 miles|
|Yell County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Arkansas 72833||36 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Huntsville||Arkansas 72740||39 miles|
|Marion County Sheriff's Office||Huntsville||Arkansas 72740||39 miles|
|Boone County Sheriff's Office||Harrison||Arkansas 72601||49 miles|
|Conway County Sheriff's Office||Morrilton||Arkansas 72110||49 miles|
|Crawford County Sheriff's Office||Van Buren||Arkansas 72956||51 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Fayetteville||Arkansas 72701||51 miles|
|Searcy County Sheriff's Office||Marshall||Arkansas 72650||51 miles|
|Carroll County Sheriff's Office||Berryville||Arkansas 72616||54 miles|
|Perry County Sheriff's Office||Perryville||Arkansas 72126||54 miles|
|Sheriff's Office||Fort Smith||Arkansas 72901||56 miles|
|Van Buren County Sheriff's Office||Clinton||Arkansas 72031||57 miles|
|Scott County Sheriff's Office||Waldron||Arkansas 72958||58 miles|
|Faulkner County Sheriff's Office||Conway||Arkansas 72034||67 miles|
|Adair County Sheriff's Office||Stilwell||Oklahoma 74960||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.