|Marshall County Sheriff's Office||Holly Springs||Mississippi 38635|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Ashland||Mississippi 38603||19 miles|
|Lafayette County Sheriff's Office||Oxford||Mississippi 38655||28 miles|
|Desoto County Sheriff's Office||Hernando||Mississippi 38632||28 miles|
|Tate County Sheriff's Office||Senatobia||Mississippi 38668||30 miles|
|Tippah County Sheriff's Office||Ripley||Mississippi 38663||32 miles|
|Panola County Sheriff's Office||Sardis||Mississippi 38666||33 miles|
|Fayette County Sheriff's Office||Somerville||Tennessee 38068||33 miles|
|Union County Jail||New Albany||Mississippi 38652||34 miles|
|Shelby County Sheriff's Office||Memphis||Tennessee 38103||41 miles|
|Yalobusha County Sheriff's Office||Water Valley||Mississippi 38965||43 miles|
|Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office||Pontotoc||Mississippi 38863||44 miles|
|Hardeman County Sheriff's Office||Bolivar||Tennessee 38008||45 miles|
|Crittenden County Sheriff's Office||West Memphis||Arkansas 72301||48 miles|
|Tunica County Sheriff's Office||Tunica||Mississippi 38676||50 miles|
|Tipton County Sheriff's Office||Covington||Tennessee 38019||54 miles|
|Prentiss County Sheriff's Office||Booneville||Mississippi 38829||56 miles|
|Quitman County Sheriff's Office||Marks||Mississippi 38646||56 miles|
|Alcorn County Sheriff's Office||Corinth||Mississippi 38834||57 miles|
|Lee County Sheriff's Office||Tupelo||Mississippi 38804||57 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.