|Pima County Sheriff's Office||Tucson||Arizona 85714|
|Pinal County Sheriff's Office||Florence||Arizona 85132||67 miles|
|Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office||Nogales||Arizona 85621||73 miles|
|Gila County Sheriff||Globe||Arizona 85501||105 miles|
|Cochise County Sheriff's Office||Bisbee||Arizona 85603||122 miles|
|Graham County Sheriff's Office||Safford||Arizona 85546||130 miles|
|Greenlee County Sheriff's Office||Clifton||Arizona 85533||158 miles|
|Yuma County Sheriff's Office||Yuma||Arizona 85364||171 miles|
|Yavapai County Sheriff's Office||Prescott||Arizona 86301||171 miles|
|Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office||Lordsburg||New Mexico 88045||180 miles|
|La Paz County Sheriff's Office||Parker||Arizona 85344||201 miles|
|Catron County Sheriff||Reserve||New Mexico 87830||206 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Silver City||New Mexico 88062||210 miles|
|Coconino County Sheriff's Office||Flagstaff||Arizona 86001||212 miles|
|Navajo County Sheriff's Office||Holbrook||Arizona 86025||213 miles|
|Apache County Sheriff's Office||St. Johns||Arizona 85936||215 miles|
|Imperial County Sheriff's Office||El Centro||California 92243||225 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.