|Mohave County Sheriff's Office||Kingman||Arizona 86401|
|Clark County Sheriff's Civil Process Section||Las Vegas||Nevada 89101||84 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Hurricane||Utah 84737||101 miles|
|Yavapai County Sheriff's Office||Prescott||Arizona 86301||109 miles|
|La Paz County Sheriff's Office||Parker||Arizona 85344||113 miles|
|Coconino County Sheriff's Office||Flagstaff||Arizona 86001||124 miles|
|Kane County Sheriff's Office||Kanab||Utah 84741||128 miles|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Cedar||Utah 84721||143 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Pioche||Nevada 89043||158 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Panguitch||Utah 84759||163 miles|
|Beaver County Sheriff's Office||Beaver||Utah 84713||185 miles|
|Piute County Sheriff's Office||Junction||Utah 84740||194 miles|
|Navajo County Sheriff's Office||Holbrook||Arizona 86025||210 miles|
|Yuma County Sheriff's Office||Yuma||Arizona 85364||213 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Loa||Utah 84747||219 miles|
|San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office||San Bernardino||California 92408||229 miles|
|Pinal County Sheriff's Office||Florence||Arizona 85132||229 miles|
|Imperial County Sheriff's Office||El Centro||California 92243||230 miles|
|Sevier County Sheriff's Office||Richfield||Utah 84701||230 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.