|Klickitat County Sheriff's Office||Goldendale||Washington 98620|
|Sherman County Sheriff's Office||Moro||Oregon 97039||27 miles|
|Wasco County Sheriff's Office||The Dalles||Oregon 97058||27 miles|
|Hood River County Sheriff's Office||Hood River||Oregon 97031||37 miles|
|Yakima County Sheriff's Office||Yakima||Washington 98903||51 miles|
|Gilliam County Sheriff's Office||Condon||Oregon 97823||52 miles|
|Skamania County Sheriff's Office||Stevenson||Washington 98648||54 miles|
|Wheeler County Sheriff's Office||Fossil||Oregon 97830||66 miles|
|Morrow County Sheriff's Office||Heppner||Oregon 97836||69 miles|
|Kittitas County Sheriff's Office||Ellensburg||Washington 98926||79 miles|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Kennewick||Washington 99336||79 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Pasco||Washington 99301||85 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Madras||Oregon 97741||85 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Office||Vancouver||Washington 98660||93 miles|
|Multnomah County Sheriff's Office||Portland||Oregon 97214||94 miles|
|Umatilla County Sheriff's Office||Pendleton||Oregon 97801||94 miles|
|Clackamas County Sheriff's Office||Oregon||Oregon 97045||96 miles|
|Columbia County Sheriff's Office||St. Helens||Oregon 97051||98 miles|
|Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office||Kelso||Washington 98626||104 miles|
|Crook County Sheriff's Office||Prineville||Oregon 97754||108 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.