|Rawlins County Sheriff's Office||Atwood||Kansas 67730|
|Thomas County Sheriff's Office||Colby||Kansas 67701||27 miles|
|Hitchcock County Sheriff's Office||Trenton||Nebraska 69044||27 miles|
|Decatur County Sheriff's Office||Oberlin||Kansas 67749||29 miles|
|Dundy County Sheriff's Office||Benkelman||Nebraska 69021||30 miles|
|Red Willow County Sheriff's Office||McCook||Nebraska 69001||37 miles|
|Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office||St. Francis||Kansas 67756||38 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Hoxie||Kansas 67740||45 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff's Office||Goodland||Kansas 67735||45 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Oakley||Kansas 67748||47 miles|
|Hayes County Sheriff's Office||Hayes Center||Nebraska 69032||50 miles|
|Chase County Sheriff's Office||Imperial||Nebraska 69033||58 miles|
|Norton County Sheriff's Office||Norton||Kansas 67654||63 miles|
|Yuma County Sheriff's Office||Wray||Colorado 80758||64 miles|
|Gove County Sheriff's Office||Gove||Kansas 67736||65 miles|
|Frontier County Sheriff's Office||Curtis||Nebraska 69025||65 miles|
|Furnas County Sheriff's Office||Beaver||Nebraska 68926||70 miles|
|Wallace County Sheriff's Office||Sharon Springs||Kansas 67758||71 miles|
|Graham County Sheriff's Office||Hill||Kansas 67642||72 miles|
|Kit Carson County Sheriff's Office||Burlington||Colorado 80807||72 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.