|Menard County Sheriff's Office||Menard||Texas 76859|
|Kimble County Sheriff||Junction||Texas 76849||28 miles|
|Mcculloch County Sheriff's Office||Brady||Texas 76825||35 miles|
|Mason County Sheriff's Office||Mason||Texas 76856||38 miles|
|Concho County Sheriff's Office||Paint Rock||Texas 76866||43 miles|
|Schleicher County Sheriff's Office||Eldorado||Texas 76936||44 miles|
|Sutton County Sheriff's Office||Sonora||Texas 76950||52 miles|
|Tom Green County Sheriff's Office||San Angelo||Texas 76903||53 miles|
|Runnels County Sheriff's Office||Ballinger||Texas 76821||59 miles|
|Irion County Sheriff's Office||Mertzon||Texas 76941||63 miles|
|Edwards County Sheriff's Office||Rocksprings||Texas 78880||64 miles|
|Coleman County Sheriff's Office||Coleman||Texas 76834||70 miles|
|Llano County Sheriff's Office||Llano||Texas 78643||71 miles|
|San Saba County Sheriff's Office||San Saba||Texas 76877||71 miles|
|Kerr County Sheriff's Office||Kerrville||Texas 78028||73 miles|
|Gillespie County Sheriff's Office||Fredericksburg||Texas 78624||74 miles|
|Brown County Sheriff's Office||Brownwood||Texas 76801||77 miles|
|Coke County Sheriff's Office||Robert Lee||Texas 76945||79 miles|
|Real County Sheriff's Office||Leakey||Texas 78873||80 miles|
|Crockett County Sheriff's Office||Ozona||Texas 76943||81 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.