|Modoc County Sheriff's Office||Alturas||California 96101|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Lakeview||Oregon 97630||45 miles|
|Klamath County Sheriff's Office||Klamath Falls||Oregon 97603||68 miles|
|Lassen County Administration Officer||Susanville||California 96130||81 miles|
|Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office||Yreka||California 96097||100 miles|
|Shasta County Sheriff's Office||Redding||California 96001||112 miles|
|Plumas County Sheriff's Office||Quincy||California 95971||115 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Oregon 97501||122 miles|
|Tehama County Coroner||Red Bluff||California 96080||124 miles|
|Trinity County Sheriff's Office||Weaverville||California 96093||130 miles|
|Sierra County Sheriff's Office||Alleghany||California 95910||141 miles|
|Josephine County Sheriff's Office||Grants Pass||Oregon 97526||146 miles|
|Washoe County Sheriff's Office||Reno||Nevada 89512||147 miles|
|Butte County Sheriff's Office||Oroville||California 95965||150 miles|
|Pershing County Sheriff's Office||Lovelock||Nevada 89419||152 miles|
|Humboldt County Sheriff's Office||Winnemucca||Nevada 89445||161 miles|
|Harney County Sheriff's Office||Burns||Oregon 97720||162 miles|
|Glenn County Sheriff's Office||Willows||California 95988||163 miles|
|Storey County Sheriff's Office||Virginia City||Nevada 89440||168 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Department||Roseburg||Oregon 97470||174 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.