|Pinal County Sheriff's Office||Florence||Arizona 85132||68 miles|
|Yavapai County Sheriff's Office||Prescott||Arizona 86301||83 miles|
|Gila County Sheriff||Globe||Arizona 85501||99 miles|
|La Paz County Sheriff's Office||Parker||Arizona 85344||117 miles|
|Pima County Sheriff's Office||Tucson||Arizona 85714||121 miles|
|Yuma County Sheriff's Office||Yuma||Arizona 85364||131 miles|
|Coconino County Sheriff's Office||Flagstaff||Arizona 86001||136 miles|
|Mohave County Sheriff's Office||Kingman||Arizona 86401||156 miles|
|Graham County Sheriff's Office||Safford||Arizona 85546||165 miles|
|Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office||Nogales||Arizona 85621||165 miles|
|Navajo County Sheriff's Office||Holbrook||Arizona 86025||171 miles|
|Imperial County Sheriff's Office||El Centro||California 92243||182 miles|
|Greenlee County Sheriff's Office||Clifton||Arizona 85533||186 miles|
|Apache County Sheriff's Office||St. Johns||Arizona 85936||196 miles|
|Cochise County Sheriff's Office||Bisbee||Arizona 85603||202 miles|
|Catron County Sheriff||Reserve||New Mexico 87830||217 miles|
|Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office||Lordsburg||New Mexico 88045||230 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.