|Shasta County Sheriff's Office||Redding||California 96001|
|Tehama County Coroner||Red Bluff||California 96080||40 miles|
|Trinity County Sheriff's Office||Weaverville||California 96093||47 miles|
|Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office||Yreka||California 96097||74 miles|
|Lassen County Administration Officer||Susanville||California 96130||76 miles|
|Plumas County Sheriff's Office||Quincy||California 95971||81 miles|
|Glenn County Sheriff's Office||Willows||California 95988||86 miles|
|Butte County Sheriff's Office||Oroville||California 95965||89 miles|
|Modoc County Sheriff's Office||Alturas||California 96101||93 miles|
|Klamath County Sheriff's Office||Klamath Falls||Oregon 97603||102 miles|
|Sierra County Sheriff's Office||Alleghany||California 95910||105 miles|
|Colusa County Sheriff's Office||Colusa||California 95932||107 miles|
|Humboldt County Sheriff's Office||Eureka||California 95501||111 miles|
|Sutter County Sheriff's Office||Yuba||California 95993||114 miles|
|Yuba County Coroner||Marysville||California 95901||114 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Oregon 97501||116 miles|
|Mendocino County Sheriff's Office||Ukiah||California 95482||127 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Lakeport||California 95453||128 miles|
|Del Norte County Sheriff's Office||Crescent||California 95531||131 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Lakeview||Oregon 97630||132 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.