|Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office||Portales||New Mexico 88130|
|Curry County Sheriff's Office||Clovis||New Mexico 88101||31 miles|
|Parmer County Sheriff's Office||Farwell||Texas 79325||36 miles|
|Bailey County Sheriff's Office||Muleshoe||Texas 79347||46 miles|
|Cochran County Sheriff's Office||Morton||Texas 79346||46 miles|
|De Baca County Sheriff's Office||Fort Sumner||New Mexico 88119||53 miles|
|Lamb County Sheriff's Office||Littlefield||Texas 79339||67 miles|
|Hockley County Sheriff's Office||Levelland||Texas 79336||70 miles|
|Chaves County Sheriff's Office||Roswell||New Mexico 88203||75 miles|
|Lea County Sheriff's Office||Lovington||New Mexico 88260||75 miles|
|Castro County Sheriff's Department||Dimmitt||Texas 79027||76 miles|
|Quay County Sheriffs Office||Tucumcari||New Mexico 88401||81 miles|
|Yoakum County Sheriff's Office||Denver City||Texas 79323||82 miles|
|Deaf Smith County Treasurer||Hereford||Texas 79045||83 miles|
|Terry County Sheriff's Office||Brownfield||Texas 79316||91 miles|
|Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office||Santa Rosa||New Mexico 88435||93 miles|
|Lubbock County Sheriff's Office||Lubbock||Texas 79401||99 miles|
|Hale County Sheriff's Office||Plainview||Texas 79072||102 miles|
|Gaines County Sheriff's Office||Seminole||Texas 79360||102 miles|
|Oldham County Sheriff's Office||Vega||Texas 79092||104 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.