|Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office||Meeker||Colorado 81641|
|Moffat County Sheriff's Office||Craig||Colorado 81625||50 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Glenwood Springs||Colorado 81601||55 miles|
|Mesa County Sheriff's Office||Grand Junction||Colorado 81501||66 miles|
|Eagle County Sheriff's Office||Eagle||Colorado 81631||76 miles|
|Uintah County Sheriff's Office||Vernal||Utah 84078||77 miles|
|Routt County Sheriff's Office||Steamboat Springs||Colorado 80487||80 miles|
|Delta County Sheriff's Office||Delta||Colorado 81416||84 miles|
|Pitkin County Sheriff's Office||Aspen||Colorado 81611||91 miles|
|Montrose County Sheriff's Office||Montrose||Colorado 81401||104 miles|
|Daggett County Sheriff's Office||Manila||Utah 84046||107 miles|
|Grand County Sheriff's Office||Hot Sulphur Springs||Colorado 80451||111 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Leadville||Colorado 80461||113 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Walden||Colorado 80480||114 miles|
|Duchesne County Sheriff's Office||Duchesne||Utah 84021||117 miles|
|Summit County Sheriff's Office||Breckenridge||Colorado 80424||119 miles|
|Gunnison County Sheriff's Office||Gunnison||Colorado 81230||120 miles|
|Grand County Sheriff's Office||Moab||Utah 84532||121 miles|
|Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office||Green River||Wyoming 82935||126 miles|
|Park County Sheriff's Office||Fairplay||Colorado 80440||129 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.