|Lynn County Sheriff's Office||Tahoka||Texas 79373|
|Garza County Sheriff's Office||Post||Texas 79356||25 miles|
|Terry County Sheriff's Office||Brownfield||Texas 79316||25 miles|
|Lubbock County Sheriff's Office||Lubbock||Texas 79401||28 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Lamesa||Texas 79331||32 miles|
|Borden County Sheriff's Office||Gail||Texas 79738||35 miles|
|Hockley County Sheriff's Office||Levelland||Texas 79336||43 miles|
|Crosby County Sheriff's Office||Crosbyton||Texas 79322||47 miles|
|Gaines County Sheriff's Office||Seminole||Texas 79360||57 miles|
|Lamb County Sheriff's Office||Littlefield||Texas 79339||59 miles|
|Yoakum County Sheriff's Office||Denver City||Texas 79323||60 miles|
|Floyd County Sheriff's Office||Floydada||Texas 79235||62 miles|
|Scurry County Sheriff||Snyder||Texas 79549||63 miles|
|Dickens County Sheriff's Office||Dickens||Texas 79229||64 miles|
|Cochran County Sheriff's Office||Morton||Texas 79346||66 miles|
|Howard County Sheriff's Office||Big Spring||Texas 79720||67 miles|
|Hale County Sheriff's Office||Plainview||Texas 79072||68 miles|
|Kent County Sheriff's Office||Jayton||Texas 79528||72 miles|
|Martin County Sheriff's Office||Stanton||Texas 79782||72 miles|
|Andrews County Sheriff's Office||Andrews||Texas 79714||73 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.