|Maverick County Sheriff's Office||Eagle Pass||Texas 78852|
|Zavala County Sheriff's Office||Crystal||Texas 78839||30 miles|
|Dimmit County Sheriff's Office||Carrizo Springs||Texas 78834||31 miles|
|Kinney County Sheriff's Office||Brackettville||Texas 78832||41 miles|
|Uvalde County Sheriff's Office||Uvalde||Texas 78801||46 miles|
|Val Verde County Sheriff's Office||Del Rio||Texas 78841||56 miles|
|La Salle County Sheriff's Office||Cotulla||Texas 78014||68 miles|
|Frio County Sheriff's Office||Pearsall||Texas 78061||75 miles|
|Real County Sheriff's Office||Leakey||Texas 78873||77 miles|
|Medina County Sheriff's Office||Hondo||Texas 78861||82 miles|
|Edwards County Sheriff's Office||Rocksprings||Texas 78880||89 miles|
|Webb County Sheriff's Office||Laredo||Texas 78040||98 miles|
|Bandera County Sheriff's Office||Bandera||Texas 78003||104 miles|
|Atascosa County Sheriff's Office||Jourdanton||Texas 78026||108 miles|
|Mcmullen County Sheriff's Office||Tilden||Texas 78072||109 miles|
|Kerr County Sheriff's Office||Kerrville||Texas 78028||115 miles|
|Bexar County Sheriff Office||San Antonio||Texas 78207||119 miles|
|Kendall County Sheriff's Office||Boerne||Texas 78006||121 miles|
|Kimble County Sheriff||Junction||Texas 76849||126 miles|
|Sutton County Sheriff's Office||Sonora||Texas 76950||129 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.