|Josephine County Sheriff's Office||Grants Pass||Oregon 97526|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Oregon 97501||36 miles|
|Curry County Sheriff's Office||Gold Beach||Oregon 97444||43 miles|
|Del Norte County Sheriff's Office||Crescent||California 95531||54 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Department||Roseburg||Oregon 97470||58 miles|
|Coos County Sheriff's Office||Coquille||Oregon 97423||63 miles|
|Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office||Yreka||California 96097||66 miles|
|Klamath County Sheriff's Office||Klamath Falls||Oregon 97603||94 miles|
|Humboldt County Sheriff's Office||Eureka||California 95501||114 miles|
|Lane County Sheriff's Office||Eugene||Oregon 97401||118 miles|
|Trinity County Sheriff's Office||Weaverville||California 96093||119 miles|
|Shasta County Sheriff's Office||Redding||California 96001||139 miles|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Corvallis||Oregon 97330||151 miles|
|Linn County Sheriff`s Office||Albany||Oregon 97322||157 miles|
|Lincoln County Jail||Newport||Oregon 97365||157 miles|
|Deschutes County Sheriff's Office||Bend||Oregon 97701||164 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Lakeview||Oregon 97630||165 miles|
|Modoc County Sheriff's Office||Alturas||California 96101||168 miles|
|Tehama County Coroner||Red Bluff||California 96080||168 miles|
|Polk County Sheriff's Office||Dallas||Oregon 97338||176 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.