|Sheriff Office-Finance||Bridgeport||California 93517|
|Mineral County Sheriff's Office||Hawthorne||Nevada 89415||44 miles|
|Mariposa County Sheriff's Office||Mariposa||California 95338||67 miles|
|Alpine County Sheriff's Office||Markleeville||California 96120||73 miles|
|Lyon County Sheriff's Office||Yerington||Nevada 89447||76 miles|
|Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office||Sonora||California 95370||82 miles|
|Inyo County Sheriff's Office||Independence||California 93526||86 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Office||Minden||Nevada 89423||87 miles|
|Nye County Sheriff's Office||Tonopah||Nevada 89049||89 miles|
|Esmeralda County Sheriff's Office||Goldfield||Nevada 89013||90 miles|
|Madera County Sheriff's Office||Madera||California 93637||93 miles|
|Fresno County Sheriff's Office||Fresno||California 93721||96 miles|
|Merced County Sheriff's Office||Merced||California 95340||97 miles|
|Carson City County Sheriff's Office||Carson City||Nevada 89701||98 miles|
|Calaveras County Sheriff's Office||San Andreas||California 95249||99 miles|
|Storey County Sheriff's Office||Virginia City||Nevada 89440||105 miles|
|Amador County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||California 95642||107 miles|
|Churchill County Sheriff's Office||Fallon||Nevada 89406||108 miles|
|Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office||Modesto||California 95358||118 miles|
|Kings County Sheriff's Office||Hanford||California 93230||118 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.