|Oldham County Sheriff's Office||Vega||Texas 79092|
|Hartley County Sheriff's Office||Channing||Texas 79018||24 miles|
|Deaf Smith County Treasurer||Hereford||Texas 79045||42 miles|
|Potter County Sheriff's Office||Amarillo||Texas 79101||45 miles|
|Randall County Sheriff's Office||Amarillo||Texas 79118||46 miles|
|Dallam County Sheriff's Office||Dalhart||Texas 79022||46 miles|
|Moore County Sheriff's Office||Dumas||Texas 79029||47 miles|
|Carson County Sheriff's Office||Panhandle||Texas 79068||57 miles|
|Castro County Sheriff's Department||Dimmitt||Texas 79027||61 miles|
|Quay County Sheriffs Office||Tucumcari||New Mexico 88401||66 miles|
|Hutchinson County Sheriff's Office||Borger||Texas 79007||71 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff Office||Stratford||Texas 79084||71 miles|
|Armstrong County Sheriff's Office||Claude||Texas 79019||73 miles|
|Parmer County Sheriff's Office||Farwell||Texas 79325||75 miles|
|Swisher County Sheriff's Office||Tulia||Texas 79088||76 miles|
|Curry County Sheriff's Office||Clovis||New Mexico 88101||77 miles|
|Union County Sheriff||Clayton||New Mexico 88415||80 miles|
|Harding County Sheriff's Office||Mosquero||New Mexico 87733||81 miles|
|Bailey County Sheriff's Office||Muleshoe||Texas 79347||82 miles|
|Cimarron County Sheriff's Office||Boise||Oklahoma 73933||92 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.