|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Mount Ida||Arkansas 71957|
|Pike County Sheriff's Office||Murfreesboro||Arkansas 71958||33 miles|
|Polk County Sheriff's Office||Mena||Arkansas 71953||33 miles|
|Garland County Sheriff's Office||Hot Springs||Arkansas 71901||34 miles|
|Scott County Sheriff's Office||Waldron||Arkansas 72958||35 miles|
|Yell County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Arkansas 72833||38 miles|
|Howard County Sheriff's Office||Nashville||Arkansas 71852||43 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Department||Arkadelphia||Arkansas 71923||46 miles|
|Hot Springs Sheriff's Office||Malvern||Arkansas 72104||50 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Arkansas 72855||52 miles|
|Sevier County Sheriff's Office||De Queen||Arkansas 71832||52 miles|
|Nevada County Sheriffs Department||Prescott||Arkansas 71857||54 miles|
|Perry County Sheriff's Office||Perryville||Arkansas 72126||58 miles|
|Pope County Sheriff's Office||Russellville||Arkansas 72801||60 miles|
|Hempstead County Sheriff's Office||Hope||Arkansas 71801||61 miles|
|Saline County Sheriff’s Office||Benton||Arkansas 72015||62 miles|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Clarksville||Arkansas 72830||64 miles|
|Le Flore County Sheriff's Office||Poteau||Oklahoma 74953||65 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Ozark||Arkansas 72949||66 miles|
|Little River County Sheriff's Office||Ashdown||Arkansas 71822||66 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.