|Nye County Sheriff's Office||Tonopah||Nevada 89049|
|Esmeralda County Sheriff's Office||Goldfield||Nevada 89013||46 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Pioche||Nevada 89043||110 miles|
|Eureka County Sheriff's Office||Eureka||Nevada 89316||110 miles|
|White Pine County Sheriff's Office||Ely||Nevada 89301||123 miles|
|Mineral County Sheriff's Office||Hawthorne||Nevada 89415||124 miles|
|Inyo County Sheriff's Office||Independence||California 93526||125 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Civil Process Section||Las Vegas||Nevada 89101||144 miles|
|Sheriff Office-Finance||Bridgeport||California 93517||152 miles|
|Lyon County Sheriff's Office||Yerington||Nevada 89447||163 miles|
|Churchill County Sheriff's Office||Fallon||Nevada 89406||163 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Hurricane||Utah 84737||179 miles|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Cedar||Utah 84721||186 miles|
|Lander County Sheriff's Office||Battle Mountain||Nevada 89820||187 miles|
|Alpine County Sheriff's Office||Markleeville||California 96120||187 miles|
|Pershing County Sheriff's Office||Lovelock||Nevada 89419||187 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Office||Minden||Nevada 89423||192 miles|
|Mariposa County Sheriff's Office||Mariposa||California 95338||194 miles|
|Storey County Sheriff's Office||Virginia City||Nevada 89440||196 miles|
|Carson City County Sheriff's Office||Carson City||Nevada 89701||196 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.