|Lawrence County Sheriff's Office||Walnut Ridge||Arkansas 72476|
|Randolph County Sheriff's Office||Pocahontas||Arkansas 72455||17 miles|
|Craighead County Sheriff's Office||Jonesboro||Arkansas 72401||28 miles|
|Sharp County Sheriff's Office||Ash Flat||Arkansas 72513||31 miles|
|Greene County Sheriff's Office||Paragould||Arkansas 72450||31 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Newport||Arkansas 72112||32 miles|
|Independence County Sheriff's Office||Batesville||Arkansas 72501||36 miles|
|Poinsett County Sheriff's Office||Harrisburg||Arkansas 72432||38 miles|
|Ripley County Sheriff's Office||Doniphan||Missouri 63935||43 miles|
|Izard County Sheriff's Office||Melbourne||Arkansas 72556||45 miles|
|Fulton County Sheriff's Office||Salem||Arkansas 72576||46 miles|
|Oregon County Sheriff's Office||Alton||Missouri 65606||48 miles|
|Woodruff County Sheriff's Office||Augusta||Arkansas 72006||54 miles|
|Clay County Sheriff's Office||Piggott||Arkansas 72454||56 miles|
|Stone County Sheriff's Office||Mountain View||Arkansas 72560||57 miles|
|Cross County Sheriff's Office||Wynne||Arkansas 72396||59 miles|
|Dunklin County Sheriff's Office||Kennett||Missouri 63857||61 miles|
|Butler County Sheriff's Office||Poplar Bluff||Missouri 63901||63 miles|
|Howell County Sheriff's Office||West Plains||Missouri 65775||65 miles|
|Cleburne County Sheriff's Office||Heber Springs||Arkansas 72543||65 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.