|Otero County Sheriff's Office||Alamogordo||New Mexico 88310|
|El Paso County Sheriff's Office||El Paso||Texas 79938||61 miles|
|Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office||Las Cruces||New Mexico 88007||63 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff||Carrizozo||New Mexico 88301||73 miles|
|Chaves County Sheriff's Office||Roswell||New Mexico 88203||91 miles|
|Eddy County Sheriff's Office||Carlsbad||New Mexico 88220||91 miles|
|Sierra County Sheriff's Office||Truth or Consequences||New Mexico 87901||93 miles|
|Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office||Sierra Blanca||Texas 79851||100 miles|
|Luna County Sheriff's Office||Deming||New Mexico 88030||117 miles|
|Socorro County Sheriff's Office||Socorro||New Mexico 87801||120 miles|
|Culberson County Sheriff's Office||Van Horn||Texas 79855||120 miles|
|Loving County Sheriff's Office||Mentone||Texas 79754||141 miles|
|Lea County Sheriff's Office||Lovington||New Mexico 88260||144 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Silver City||New Mexico 88062||145 miles|
|Torrance County Sheriff||Estancia||New Mexico 87016||151 miles|
|Reeves County Sheriff's Office||Pecos||Texas 79772||156 miles|
|Pecos County Sheriff's Office||Pecos||Texas 79772||156 miles|
|De Baca County Sheriff's Office||Fort Sumner||New Mexico 88119||159 miles|
|Valencia County Sheriff||Los Lunas||New Mexico 87031||162 miles|
|Winkler County Sheriff's Office||Kermit||Texas 79745||166 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.