|Kane County Sheriff's Office||Kanab||Utah 84741|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Panguitch||Utah 84759||51 miles|
|Piute County Sheriff's Office||Junction||Utah 84740||70 miles|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Cedar||Utah 84721||75 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Loa||Utah 84747||79 miles|
|Beaver County Sheriff's Office||Beaver||Utah 84713||81 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Hurricane||Utah 84737||85 miles|
|Sevier County Sheriff's Office||Richfield||Utah 84701||104 miles|
|Millard County Sheriff's Office||Fillmore||Utah 84631||121 miles|
|Sanpete County Sheriff's Office||Manti||Utah 84642||138 miles|
|Emery County Sheriff's Office||Castle Dale||Utah 84513||141 miles|
|San Juan County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Utah 84535||141 miles|
|Coconino County Sheriff's Office||Flagstaff||Arizona 86001||145 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Pioche||Nevada 89043||151 miles|
|Grand County Sheriff's Office||Moab||Utah 84532||153 miles|
|Dolores County Sheriff||Dove Creek||Colorado 81324||163 miles|
|Juab County Sheriff's Office||Nephi||Utah 84648||166 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Price||Utah 84501||170 miles|
|Montezuma County Sheriff's Office||Cortez||Colorado 81321||178 miles|
|Navajo County Sheriff's Office||Holbrook||Arizona 86025||188 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.