|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Pioche||Nevada 89043|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Hurricane||Utah 84737||89 miles|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Cedar||Utah 84721||99 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Civil Process Section||Las Vegas||Nevada 89101||103 miles|
|White Pine County Sheriff's Office||Ely||Nevada 89301||111 miles|
|Kane County Sheriff's Office||Kanab||Utah 84741||126 miles|
|Beaver County Sheriff's Office||Beaver||Utah 84713||128 miles|
|Esmeralda County Sheriff's Office||Goldfield||Nevada 89013||130 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Panguitch||Utah 84759||133 miles|
|Nye County Sheriff's Office||Tonopah||Nevada 89049||134 miles|
|Eureka County Sheriff's Office||Eureka||Nevada 89316||143 miles|
|Piute County Sheriff's Office||Junction||Utah 84740||150 miles|
|Millard County Sheriff's Office||Fillmore||Utah 84631||166 miles|
|Sevier County Sheriff's Office||Richfield||Utah 84701||171 miles|
|Mohave County Sheriff's Office||Kingman||Arizona 86401||175 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Loa||Utah 84747||183 miles|
|Inyo County Sheriff's Office||Independence||California 93526||192 miles|
|Sanpete County Sheriff's Office||Manti||Utah 84642||208 miles|
|Mineral County Sheriff's Office||Hawthorne||Nevada 89415||214 miles|
|Juab County Sheriff's Office||Nephi||Utah 84648||215 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.