|Klamath County Sheriff's Office||Klamath Falls||Oregon 97603|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Oregon 97501||68 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Lakeview||Oregon 97630||74 miles|
|Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office||Yreka||California 96097||83 miles|
|Josephine County Sheriff's Office||Grants Pass||Oregon 97526||87 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Department||Roseburg||Oregon 97470||93 miles|
|Deschutes County Sheriff's Office||Bend||Oregon 97701||99 miles|
|Modoc County Sheriff's Office||Alturas||California 96101||100 miles|
|Crook County Sheriff's Office||Prineville||Oregon 97754||119 miles|
|Lane County Sheriff's Office||Eugene||Oregon 97401||119 miles|
|Coos County Sheriff's Office||Coquille||Oregon 97423||133 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Madras||Oregon 97741||139 miles|
|Curry County Sheriff's Office||Gold Beach||Oregon 97444||143 miles|
|Harney County Sheriff's Office||Burns||Oregon 97720||145 miles|
|Del Norte County Sheriff's Office||Crescent||California 95531||146 miles|
|Shasta County Sheriff's Office||Redding||California 96001||150 miles|
|Trinity County Sheriff's Office||Weaverville||California 96093||150 miles|
|Linn County Sheriff`s Office||Albany||Oregon 97322||153 miles|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Corvallis||Oregon 97330||153 miles|
|Lassen County Administration Officer||Susanville||California 96130||165 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.