|Lafayette County Sheriff's Office||Oxford||Mississippi 38655|
|Yalobusha County Sheriff's Office||Water Valley||Mississippi 38965||16 miles|
|Panola County Sheriff's Office||Sardis||Mississippi 38666||25 miles|
|Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office||Pontotoc||Mississippi 38863||27 miles|
|Union County Jail||New Albany||Mississippi 38652||29 miles|
|Calhoun County Sheriff's Office||Pittsboro||Mississippi 38951||30 miles|
|Marshall County Sheriff's Office||Holly Springs||Mississippi 38635||31 miles|
|Tate County Sheriff's Office||Senatobia||Mississippi 38668||34 miles|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Ashland||Mississippi 38603||38 miles|
|Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office||Houston||Mississippi 38851||40 miles|
|Tallahatchie County Sheriff's Office||Charleston||Mississippi 38921||40 miles|
|Tippah County Sheriff's Office||Ripley||Mississippi 38663||40 miles|
|Grenada County Sheriff's Office||Grenada||Mississippi 38901||43 miles|
|Desoto County Sheriff's Office||Hernando||Mississippi 38632||44 miles|
|Quitman County Sheriff's Office||Marks||Mississippi 38646||45 miles|
|Lee County Sheriff's Office||Tupelo||Mississippi 38804||45 miles|
|Tunica County Sheriff's Office||Tunica||Mississippi 38676||57 miles|
|Webster County Sheriff's Office||Eupora||Mississippi 39744||57 miles|
|Prentiss County Sheriff's Office||Booneville||Mississippi 38829||58 miles|
|Fayette County Sheriff's Office||Somerville||Tennessee 38068||61 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.