|Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220|
|Richland Parish Sheriff's Office||Rayville||Louisiana 71269||24 miles|
|West Carroll Parish Sheriff's Office||Oak Grove||Louisiana 71263||24 miles|
|Ashley County Sheriff's Office||Hamburg||Arkansas 71646||28 miles|
|Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office||Monroe||Louisiana 71201||29 miles|
|Union Parish Sheriff's Office||Farmerville||Louisiana 71241||35 miles|
|East Carroll Parish Sheriff's Office||Lake Providence||Louisiana 71254||36 miles|
|Issaquena County Sheriff's Office||Mayersville||Mississippi 39113||44 miles|
|Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office||Winnsboro||Louisiana 71295||45 miles|
|Madison Parish Sheriff's Office||Tallulah||Louisiana 71282||46 miles|
|Chicot County Sheriff's Office||Lake Village||Arkansas 71653||46 miles|
|Caldwell Parish Sheriff's Office||Columbia||Louisiana 71418||52 miles|
|Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office||Ruston||Louisiana 71270||53 miles|
|Sharkey County Sheriff's Office||Rolling Fork||Mississippi 39159||54 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||El Dorado||Arkansas 71730||55 miles|
|Drew County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Arkansas 71655||56 miles|
|Bradley County Sheriff's Office||Warren||Arkansas 71671||57 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Greenville||Mississippi 38701||59 miles|
|Calhoun County Sheriff's Office||Hampton||Arkansas 71744||62 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff||Vicksburg||Mississippi 39183||63 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.