|Lassen County Administration Officer||Susanville||California 96130|
|Modoc County Sheriff's Office||Alturas||California 96101||53 miles|
|Plumas County Sheriff's Office||Quincy||California 95971||57 miles|
|Sierra County Sheriff's Office||Alleghany||California 95910||81 miles|
|Tehama County Coroner||Red Bluff||California 96080||90 miles|
|Washoe County Sheriff's Office||Reno||Nevada 89512||90 miles|
|Shasta County Sheriff's Office||Redding||California 96001||93 miles|
|Butte County Sheriff's Office||Oroville||California 95965||96 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Lakeview||Oregon 97630||103 miles|
|Storey County Sheriff's Office||Virginia City||Nevada 89440||111 miles|
|Glenn County Sheriff's Office||Willows||California 95988||117 miles|
|Carson City County Sheriff's Office||Carson City||Nevada 89701||118 miles|
|Klamath County Sheriff's Office||Klamath Falls||Oregon 97603||119 miles|
|Pershing County Sheriff's Office||Lovelock||Nevada 89419||119 miles|
|Yuba County Coroner||Marysville||California 95901||120 miles|
|Sutter County Sheriff's Office||Yuba||California 95993||121 miles|
|Trinity County Sheriff's Office||Weaverville||California 96093||121 miles|
|Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office||Yreka||California 96097||125 miles|
|Placer County Sheriff's Office||Auburn||California 95603||126 miles|
|Colusa County Sheriff's Office||Colusa||California 95932||127 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.