|San Juan County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Utah 84535|
|Dolores County Sheriff||Dove Creek||Colorado 81324||50 miles|
|Grand County Sheriff's Office||Moab||Utah 84532||68 miles|
|Montezuma County Sheriff's Office||Cortez||Colorado 81321||69 miles|
|San Miguel County Sheriff's Office||Telluride||Colorado 81435||106 miles|
|La Plata County Sheriff's Office||Durango||Colorado 81301||107 miles|
|San Juan County Sheriff's Office||Aztec||New Mexico 87410||111 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Loa||Utah 84747||115 miles|
|San Juan County Sheriff's Office||Silverton||Colorado 81433||117 miles|
|Ouray County Sheriff's Office||Ouray||Colorado 81427||119 miles|
|Montrose County Sheriff's Office||Montrose||Colorado 81401||120 miles|
|Mesa County Sheriff's Office||Grand Junction||Colorado 81501||121 miles|
|Delta County Sheriff's Office||Delta||Colorado 81416||122 miles|
|Emery County Sheriff's Office||Castle Dale||Utah 84513||130 miles|
|Hinsdale County Sheriff's Office||Lake City||Colorado 81235||138 miles|
|Piute County Sheriff's Office||Junction||Utah 84740||140 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Panguitch||Utah 84759||145 miles|
|Sevier County Sheriff's Office||Richfield||Utah 84701||148 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Price||Utah 84501||149 miles|
|Sanpete County Sheriff's Office||Manti||Utah 84642||152 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.