|Stephens County Sheriff's Office||Breckenridge||Texas 76424|
|Eastland County Sheriff's Office||Eastland||Texas 76448||23 miles|
|Shackelford County Sheriff's Office||Albany||Texas 76430||27 miles|
|Young County Sheriff's Office||Graham||Texas 76450||31 miles|
|Palo Pinto County Sheriff's Office||Palo Pinto||Texas 76484||31 miles|
|Throckmorton County Sheriff's Office||Throckmorton||Texas 76483||36 miles|
|Callahan County Sheriff||Baird||Texas 79504||40 miles|
|Jack County Sheriff's Office||Jacksboro||Texas 76458||52 miles|
|Erath County Sheriff's Office||Stephenville||Texas 76401||52 miles|
|Taylor County Sheriff's Office||Abilene||Texas 79602||56 miles|
|Comanche County Sheriff's Office||Comanche||Texas 76442||59 miles|
|Haskell County Sheriff's Office||Haskell||Texas 79521||60 miles|
|Archer County Sheriff's Office||Archer||Texas 76351||60 miles|
|Parker County Sheriff||Weatherford||Texas 76086||61 miles|
|Jones County Sheriff's Office||Anson||Texas 79501||62 miles|
|Hood County Sheriff's Office||Granbury||Texas 76048||63 miles|
|Baylor County Sheriff's Office||Seymour||Texas 76380||64 miles|
|Brown County Sheriff's Office||Brownwood||Texas 76801||71 miles|
|Coleman County Sheriff's Office||Coleman||Texas 76834||71 miles|
|Somervell County Sheriff's Office||Glen Rose||Texas 76043||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.