|Kent County Sheriff's Office||Jayton||Texas 79528|
|Dickens County Sheriff's Office||Dickens||Texas 79229||30 miles|
|Stonewall County Sheriff's Office||Aspermont||Texas 79502||32 miles|
|Scurry County Sheriff||Snyder||Texas 79549||34 miles|
|Garza County Sheriff's Office||Post||Texas 79356||35 miles|
|Fisher County Sheriff's Office||Roby||Texas 79543||38 miles|
|King County Sheriff's Office||Guthrie||Texas 76834||40 miles|
|Crosby County Sheriff's Office||Crosbyton||Texas 79322||43 miles|
|Borden County Sheriff's Office||Gail||Texas 79738||49 miles|
|Nolan County Sheriff's Office||Sweetwater||Texas 79556||54 miles|
|Mitchell County Sheriff's Office||Colorado||Texas 79512||55 miles|
|Motley County Sheriff's Office||Matador||Texas 79244||57 miles|
|Jones County Sheriff's Office||Anson||Texas 79501||59 miles|
|Lynn County Sheriff's Office||Tahoka||Texas 79373||59 miles|
|Haskell County Sheriff's Office||Haskell||Texas 79521||60 miles|
|Knox County Sheriff's Office||Benjamin||Texas 79505||63 miles|
|Cottle County Sheriff's Office||Paducah||Texas 79248||63 miles|
|Floyd County Sheriff's Office||Floydada||Texas 79235||64 miles|
|Lubbock County Sheriff's Office||Lubbock||Texas 79401||68 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Lamesa||Texas 79331||75 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.