|Pike County Sheriff's Office||Magnolia||Mississippi 39652|
|Walthall County Sheriff's Office||Tylertown||Mississippi 39667||16 miles|
|Amite County Sheriff's Office||Liberty||Mississippi 39645||24 miles|
|Washington Parish Sheriff's Office||Franklinton||Louisiana 70438||27 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Brookhaven||Mississippi 39601||28 miles|
|St Helena Parish Sheriff's Office||Greensburg||Louisiana 70441||29 miles|
|Lawrence County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Mississippi 39654||31 miles|
|Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office||Amite City||Louisiana 70422||32 miles|
|Marion County Sheriff's Office||Columbia||Mississippi 39429||34 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Meadville||Mississippi 39653||36 miles|
|East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Office||Clinton||Louisiana 70722||43 miles|
|Jefferson Davis Sheriff||Prentiss||Mississippi 39474||43 miles|
|St Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office||Covington||Louisiana 70433||51 miles|
|Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office||Livingston||Louisiana 70754||51 miles|
|Copiah County Sheriff's Office||Hazlehurst||Mississippi 39083||52 miles|
|Wilkinson County Sheriff's Office||Woodville||Mississippi 39669||54 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Fayette||Mississippi 39069||54 miles|
|Pearl River County Chancery Clerk||Poplarville||Mississippi 39470||56 miles|
|Lamar County Sheriff's Office||Purvis||Mississippi 39475||58 miles|
|Covington County Sheriff's Office||Collins||Mississippi 39428||59 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.