|Meade County Sheriff||Meade||Kansas 67864|
|Beaver County Sheriff's Office||Beaver||Oklahoma 73932||31 miles|
|Haskell County Sheriff's Office||Sublette||Kansas 67877||31 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Office||Ashland||Kansas 67831||33 miles|
|Seward County Sheriff's Office||Liberal||Kansas 67901||34 miles|
|Gray County Sheriff's Office||Cimarron||Kansas 67835||39 miles|
|Ford County Sheriff's Office||Dodge||Kansas 67801||42 miles|
|Harper County Sheriff's Office||Buffalo||Oklahoma 73834||49 miles|
|Stevens County Sheriff's Office||Hugoton||Kansas 67951||54 miles|
|Comanche County Sheriff's Office||Coldwater||Kansas 67029||57 miles|
|Finney County Sheriff's Office||Garden||Kansas 67846||57 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Ulysses||Kansas 67880||59 miles|
|Hodgeman County Sheriff||Jetmore||Kansas 67854||63 miles|
|Ochiltree County Sheriff's Office||Perryton||Texas 79070||64 miles|
|Kiowa County Sheriff's Office||Greensburg||Kansas 67054||64 miles|
|Kearny County Sheriff's Office||Lakin||Kansas 67860||69 miles|
|Edwards County Sheriff's Office||Kinsley||Kansas 67547||70 miles|
|Lipscomb County Sheriff's Office||Lipscomb||Texas 79056||71 miles|
|Texas County Sheriff's Office||Guymon||Oklahoma 73942||73 miles|
|Woodward County Sheriff's Office||Woodward||Oklahoma 73801||77 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.