|Moffat County Sheriff's Office||Craig||Colorado 81625|
|Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office||Meeker||Colorado 81641||43 miles|
|Uintah County Sheriff's Office||Vernal||Utah 84078||69 miles|
|Routt County Sheriff's Office||Steamboat Springs||Colorado 80487||71 miles|
|Daggett County Sheriff's Office||Manila||Utah 84046||83 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Glenwood Springs||Colorado 81601||87 miles|
|Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office||Green River||Wyoming 82935||91 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Rawlins||Wyoming 82301||96 miles|
|Eagle County Sheriff's Office||Eagle||Colorado 81631||99 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Walden||Colorado 80480||101 miles|
|Mesa County Sheriff's Office||Grand Junction||Colorado 81501||109 miles|
|Grand County Sheriff's Office||Hot Sulphur Springs||Colorado 80451||117 miles|
|Duchesne County Sheriff's Office||Duchesne||Utah 84021||118 miles|
|Pitkin County Sheriff's Office||Aspen||Colorado 81611||123 miles|
|Delta County Sheriff's Office||Delta||Colorado 81416||129 miles|
|Summit County Sheriff's Office||Breckenridge||Colorado 80424||138 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Leadville||Colorado 80461||139 miles|
|Albany County Sheriff||Laramie||Wyoming 82070||145 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Kemmerer||Wyoming 83101||146 miles|
|Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office||Georgetown||Colorado 80444||147 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.