|Loving County Sheriff's Office||Mentone||Texas 79754|
|Winkler County Sheriff's Office||Kermit||Texas 79745||28 miles|
|Reeves County Sheriff's Office||Pecos||Texas 79772||29 miles|
|Pecos County Sheriff's Office||Pecos||Texas 79772||31 miles|
|Ward County Sheriff's Office||Monahans||Texas 79756||43 miles|
|Eddy County Sheriff's Office||Carlsbad||New Mexico 88220||56 miles|
|Andrews County Sheriff's Office||Andrews||Texas 79714||68 miles|
|Ector County Sheriff's Office||Odessa||Texas 79760||72 miles|
|Lea County Sheriff's Office||Lovington||New Mexico 88260||77 miles|
|Crane County Sheriff's Office||Crane||Texas 79731||78 miles|
|Gaines County Sheriff's Office||Seminole||Texas 79360||81 miles|
|Midland County Sheriff's Office||Midland||Texas 79701||88 miles|
|Jeff Davis County Sheriff's Office||Fort Davis||Texas 79734||89 miles|
|Yoakum County Sheriff's Office||Denver City||Texas 79323||89 miles|
|Culberson County Sheriff's Office||Van Horn||Texas 79855||93 miles|
|Brewster County Sheriff's Office||Alpine||Texas 79830||103 miles|
|Upton County Sheriff's Office||Rankin||Texas 79778||105 miles|
|Martin County Sheriff's Office||Stanton||Texas 79782||106 miles|
|Presidio County Sheriff's Office||Marfa||Texas 79843||109 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Lamesa||Texas 79331||112 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.