|Neshoba County Sheriff's Office||Philadelphia||Mississippi 39350|
|Newton County Sheriff's Office||Decatur||Mississippi 39327||22 miles|
|Winston County Sheriff's Office||Louisville||Mississippi 39339||26 miles|
|Kemper County Sheriff's Office||De Kalb||Mississippi 39328||27 miles|
|Leake County Sheriff’s Office||Carthage||Mississippi 39051||28 miles|
|Attala County Sheriff's Office||Kosciusko||Mississippi 39090||35 miles|
|Scott County Sheriff's Office||Forest||Mississippi 39074||35 miles|
|Lauderdale County Jail||Meridian||Mississippi 39301||36 miles|
|Choctaw County Sheriff's Office||Ackerman||Mississippi 39735||39 miles|
|Noxubee County Sheriff's Office||Macon||Mississippi 39341||41 miles|
|Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office||Starkville||Mississippi 39759||52 miles|
|Clarke County Sheriff's Office||Quitman||Mississippi 39355||54 miles|
|Jasper County Sheriff's Office||Bay Springs||Mississippi 39422||55 miles|
|Smith County Sheriff's Office||Raleigh||Mississippi 39153||55 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Canton||Mississippi 39046||55 miles|
|Sumter County Sheriff's Office||Livingston||Alabama 35470||55 miles|
|Webster County Sheriff's Office||Eupora||Mississippi 39744||55 miles|
|Holmes County Sheriff's Office||Lexington||Mississippi 39095||60 miles|
|Rankin County Sheriff's Office||Brandon||Mississippi 39042||60 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Winona||Mississippi 38967||62 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.