|Luna County Sheriff's Office||Deming||New Mexico 88030|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Silver City||New Mexico 88062||51 miles|
|Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office||Las Cruces||New Mexico 88007||55 miles|
|Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office||Lordsburg||New Mexico 88045||57 miles|
|Sierra County Sheriff's Office||Truth or Consequences||New Mexico 87901||73 miles|
|El Paso County Sheriff's Office||El Paso||Texas 79938||91 miles|
|Greenlee County Sheriff's Office||Clifton||Arizona 85533||108 miles|
|Otero County Sheriff's Office||Alamogordo||New Mexico 88310||116 miles|
|Catron County Sheriff||Reserve||New Mexico 87830||120 miles|
|Graham County Sheriff's Office||Safford||Arizona 85546||123 miles|
|Cochise County Sheriff's Office||Bisbee||Arizona 85603||135 miles|
|Socorro County Sheriff's Office||Socorro||New Mexico 87801||138 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff||Carrizozo||New Mexico 88301||148 miles|
|Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office||Sierra Blanca||Texas 79851||157 miles|
|Apache County Sheriff's Office||St. Johns||Arizona 85936||185 miles|
|Pima County Sheriff's Office||Tucson||Arizona 85714||187 miles|
|Culberson County Sheriff's Office||Van Horn||Texas 79855||189 miles|
|Valencia County Sheriff||Los Lunas||New Mexico 87031||190 miles|
|Gila County Sheriff||Globe||Arizona 85501||195 miles|
|Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office||Nogales||Arizona 85621||195 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.