|Lane County Sheriff's Office||Eugene||Oregon 97401|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Corvallis||Oregon 97330||48 miles|
|Linn County Sheriff`s Office||Albany||Oregon 97322||49 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Department||Roseburg||Oregon 97470||54 miles|
|Marion County Sheriff's Office||Salem||Oregon 97301||70 miles|
|Polk County Sheriff's Office||Dallas||Oregon 97338||72 miles|
|Lincoln County Jail||Newport||Oregon 97365||75 miles|
|Deschutes County Sheriff's Office||Bend||Oregon 97701||80 miles|
|Coos County Sheriff's Office||Coquille||Oregon 97423||83 miles|
|Yamhill County Sheriff's Office||McMinnville||Oregon 97128||90 miles|
|Clackamas County Sheriff's Office||Oregon||Oregon 97045||98 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Madras||Oregon 97741||100 miles|
|Josephine County Sheriff's Office||Grants Pass||Oregon 97526||105 miles|
|Crook County Sheriff's Office||Prineville||Oregon 97754||105 miles|
|Multnomah County Sheriff's Office||Portland||Oregon 97214||110 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Hillsboro||Oregon 97123||110 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Oregon 97501||111 miles|
|Tillamook County Sheriff's Office||Tillamook||Oregon 97141||113 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Office||Vancouver||Washington 98660||118 miles|
|Curry County Sheriff's Office||Gold Beach||Oregon 97444||130 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.