|Saline County Sheriff's Office||Salina||Kansas 67401|
|Ottawa County Sheriff||Minneapolis||Kansas 67467||24 miles|
|Dickinson County Sheriff's Office||Abilene||Kansas 67410||25 miles|
|Mcpherson County Sheriff's Office||McPherson||Kansas 67460||29 miles|
|Ellsworth County Sheriff's Office||Ellsworth||Kansas 67439||32 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Lincoln||Kansas 67455||32 miles|
|Rice County Sheriff's Office||Lyons||Kansas 67554||42 miles|
|Marion County Sheriff's Office||Marion||Kansas 66861||46 miles|
|Geary County Sheriff's Office||Junction||Kansas 66441||47 miles|
|Clay County Sheriff's Office||Clay Center||Kansas 67432||50 miles|
|Reno County Sheriff's Office||Hutchinson||Kansas 67501||53 miles|
|Harvey County Sheriff's Office||Newton||Kansas 67114||53 miles|
|Mitchell County Sheriff||Beloit||Kansas 67420||54 miles|
|Cloud County Sheriff's Office||Concordia||Kansas 66901||54 miles|
|Riley County Sheriff's Office||Manhattan||Kansas 66502||62 miles|
|Morris County Sheriff's Office||Council Grove||Kansas 66846||63 miles|
|Russell County Sheriff's Office||Russell||Kansas 67665||65 miles|
|Chase County Sheriff||Cottonwood Falls||Kansas 66845||67 miles|
|Barton County Sheriff's Office||Great Bend||Kansas 67530||67 miles|
|Republic County Sheriff's Office||Belleville||Kansas 66935||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.