|Sevier County Sheriff's Office||Richfield||Utah 84701|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Loa||Utah 84747||25 miles|
|Millard County Sheriff's Office||Fillmore||Utah 84631||32 miles|
|Sanpete County Sheriff's Office||Manti||Utah 84642||37 miles|
|Piute County Sheriff's Office||Junction||Utah 84740||41 miles|
|Emery County Sheriff's Office||Castle Dale||Utah 84513||54 miles|
|Beaver County Sheriff's Office||Beaver||Utah 84713||57 miles|
|Juab County Sheriff's Office||Nephi||Utah 84648||64 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Panguitch||Utah 84759||72 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Price||Utah 84501||80 miles|
|Utah County Sheriff's Office||Spanish Fork||Utah 84660||97 miles|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Cedar||Utah 84721||98 miles|
|Kane County Sheriff's Office||Kanab||Utah 84741||108 miles|
|Wasatch County Sheriff||Heber||Utah 84032||122 miles|
|Grand County Sheriff's Office||Moab||Utah 84532||123 miles|
|Duchesne County Sheriff's Office||Duchesne||Utah 84021||125 miles|
|Tooele County Sheriff's Office||Tooele||Utah 84074||126 miles|
|Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office||Salt Lake||Utah 84190||137 miles|
|Summit County Sheriff's Office||Park||Utah 84098||138 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Hurricane||Utah 84737||139 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.