|Navajo County Sheriff's Office||Holbrook||Arizona 86025|
|Coconino County Sheriff's Office||Flagstaff||Arizona 86001||76 miles|
|Apache County Sheriff's Office||St. Johns||Arizona 85936||82 miles|
|Mckinley County Sheriff's Office||Gallup||New Mexico 87301||91 miles|
|Yavapai County Sheriff's Office||Prescott||Arizona 86301||135 miles|
|Gila County Sheriff||Globe||Arizona 85501||140 miles|
|Cibola County Sheriff's Office||Grants||New Mexico 87020||141 miles|
|Catron County Sheriff||Reserve||New Mexico 87830||147 miles|
|San Juan County Sheriff's Office||Aztec||New Mexico 87410||162 miles|
|Montezuma County Sheriff's Office||Cortez||Colorado 81321||167 miles|
|Greenlee County Sheriff's Office||Clifton||Arizona 85533||172 miles|
|Pinal County Sheriff's Office||Florence||Arizona 85132||173 miles|
|San Juan County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Utah 84535||180 miles|
|Graham County Sheriff's Office||Safford||Arizona 85546||180 miles|
|Dolores County Sheriff||Dove Creek||Colorado 81324||182 miles|
|Kane County Sheriff's Office||Kanab||Utah 84741||184 miles|
|La Plata County Sheriff's Office||Durango||Colorado 81301||188 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Panguitch||Utah 84759||205 miles|
|Valencia County Sheriff||Los Lunas||New Mexico 87031||207 miles|
|Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office||Albuquerque||New Mexico 87102||208 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.