|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Clarksville||Tennessee 37040|
|Houston County Sheriff||Erin||Tennessee 37061||18 miles|
|Dickson County Sheriff's Office||Charlotte||Tennessee 37036||22 miles|
|Cheatham County Sheriff's Office||Ashland City||Tennessee 37015||24 miles|
|Todd County Sheriff's Office||Elkton||Kentucky 42220||25 miles|
|Stewart County Sheriff's Office||Dover||Tennessee 37058||26 miles|
|Christian County Sheriff's Office||Hopkinsville||Kentucky 42240||26 miles|
|Robertson County Sheriff's Office||Springfield||Tennessee 37172||28 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Russellville||Kentucky 42276||36 miles|
|Humphreys County Sheriff's Office||Waverly||Tennessee 37185||37 miles|
|Davidson County Sheriff's Office||Nashville||Tennessee 37201||40 miles|
|Simpson County Sheriff's Office||Franklin||Kentucky 42134||47 miles|
|Muhlenberg County Sheriff||Greenville||Kentucky 42345||50 miles|
|Williamson County Sheriff's Office||Franklin||Tennessee 37064||50 miles|
|Hickman County Sheriff's Office||Centerville||Tennessee 37033||50 miles|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Camden||Tennessee 38320||50 miles|
|Caldwell County Sheriff's Office||Princeton||Kentucky 42445||50 miles|
|Calloway County Sheriff's Office||Murray||Kentucky 42071||52 miles|
|Sumner County Sheriff's Office||Gallatin||Tennessee 37066||53 miles|
|Henry County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Tennessee 38242||55 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.