|Prairie County Sheriff's Office||Des Arc||Arkansas 72040|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office||Clarendon||Arkansas 72029||17 miles|
|Lonoke County Sheriff's Office||Lonoke||Arkansas 72086||19 miles|
|White County Sheriff's Office||Searcy||Arkansas 72143||29 miles|
|Woodruff County Sheriff's Office||Augusta||Arkansas 72006||33 miles|
|Arkansas County Sheriff's Office||North Little Rock||Arkansas 72114||39 miles|
|Pulaski County Sheriff's Office||Little Rock||Arkansas 72204||43 miles|
|St Francis County Sheriff's Office||Forrest||Arkansas 72336||45 miles|
|Lee County Sheriff's Office||Marianna||Arkansas 72360||45 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Pine Bluff||Arkansas 71601||49 miles|
|Cross County Sheriff's Office||Wynne||Arkansas 72396||51 miles|
|Cleburne County Sheriff's Office||Heber Springs||Arkansas 72543||53 miles|
|Faulkner County Sheriff's Office||Conway||Arkansas 72034||53 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Newport||Arkansas 72112||56 miles|
|Phillips County Sheriff's Office||Helena-West Helena||Arkansas 72342||59 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Arkansas 72150||60 miles|
|Saline County Sheriff’s Office||Benton||Arkansas 72015||61 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Star||Arkansas 71667||64 miles|
|Independence County Sheriff's Office||Batesville||Arkansas 72501||65 miles|
|Tunica County Sheriff's Office||Tunica||Mississippi 38676||67 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.