|Mcculloch County Sheriff's Office||Brady||Texas 76825|
|Menard County Sheriff's Office||Menard||Texas 76859||32 miles|
|Mason County Sheriff's Office||Mason||Texas 76856||33 miles|
|San Saba County Sheriff's Office||San Saba||Texas 76877||38 miles|
|Concho County Sheriff's Office||Paint Rock||Texas 76866||39 miles|
|Brown County Sheriff's Office||Brownwood||Texas 76801||42 miles|
|Coleman County Sheriff's Office||Coleman||Texas 76834||43 miles|
|Mills County Sheriff's Office||Goldthwaite||Texas 76844||50 miles|
|Runnels County Sheriff's Office||Ballinger||Texas 76821||50 miles|
|Llano County Sheriff's Office||Llano||Texas 78643||52 miles|
|Kimble County Sheriff||Junction||Texas 76849||55 miles|
|Comanche County Sheriff's Office||Comanche||Texas 76442||66 miles|
|Tom Green County Sheriff's Office||San Angelo||Texas 76903||66 miles|
|Lampasas County Sheriff's Office||Lampasas||Texas 76550||71 miles|
|Gillespie County Sheriff's Office||Fredericksburg||Texas 78624||73 miles|
|Schleicher County Sheriff's Office||Eldorado||Texas 76936||77 miles|
|Burnet County Sheriff's Office||Marble Falls||Texas 78654||78 miles|
|Hamilton County Sheriff's Office||Hamilton||Texas 76531||80 miles|
|Coke County Sheriff's Office||Robert Lee||Texas 76945||82 miles|
|Callahan County Sheriff||Baird||Texas 79504||82 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.