|Lonoke County Sheriff's Office||Lonoke||Arkansas 72086|
|Arkansas County Sheriff's Office||North Little Rock||Arkansas 72114||19 miles|
|Pulaski County Sheriff's Office||Little Rock||Arkansas 72204||24 miles|
|Prairie County Sheriff's Office||Des Arc||Arkansas 72040||27 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office||Clarendon||Arkansas 72029||33 miles|
|White County Sheriff's Office||Searcy||Arkansas 72143||34 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Pine Bluff||Arkansas 71601||37 miles|
|Faulkner County Sheriff's Office||Conway||Arkansas 72034||39 miles|
|Saline County Sheriff’s Office||Benton||Arkansas 72015||41 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Arkansas 72150||42 miles|
|Woodruff County Sheriff's Office||Augusta||Arkansas 72006||47 miles|
|Cleburne County Sheriff's Office||Heber Springs||Arkansas 72543||51 miles|
|Perry County Sheriff's Office||Perryville||Arkansas 72126||54 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Star||Arkansas 71667||56 miles|
|Conway County Sheriff's Office||Morrilton||Arkansas 72110||57 miles|
|Cleveland County Sheriff's Office||Rison||Arkansas 71665||58 miles|
|Hot Springs Sheriff's Office||Malvern||Arkansas 72104||59 miles|
|Van Buren County Sheriff's Office||Clinton||Arkansas 72031||64 miles|
|Lee County Sheriff's Office||Marianna||Arkansas 72360||65 miles|
|St Francis County Sheriff's Office||Forrest||Arkansas 72336||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.