|Stewart County Sheriff's Office||Dover||Tennessee 37058|
|Houston County Sheriff||Erin||Tennessee 37061||15 miles|
|Calloway County Sheriff's Office||Murray||Kentucky 42071||26 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Clarksville||Tennessee 37040||27 miles|
|Humphreys County Sheriff's Office||Waverly||Tennessee 37185||30 miles|
|Henry County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Tennessee 38242||31 miles|
|Christian County Sheriff's Office||Hopkinsville||Kentucky 42240||32 miles|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Camden||Tennessee 38320||34 miles|
|Dickson County Sheriff's Office||Charlotte||Tennessee 37036||36 miles|
|Marshall County Sheriff's Office||Benton||Kentucky 42025||37 miles|
|Lyon County Sheriff's Office||Eddyville||Kentucky 42038||41 miles|
|Caldwell County Sheriff's Office||Princeton||Kentucky 42445||41 miles|
|Todd County Sheriff's Office||Elkton||Kentucky 42220||44 miles|
|Graves County Sheriff||Mayfield||Kentucky 42066||46 miles|
|Cheatham County Sheriff's Office||Ashland City||Tennessee 37015||47 miles|
|Carroll County Sheriff's Office||Huntingdon||Tennessee 38344||48 miles|
|Weakley County Sheriff's Office||Dresden||Tennessee 38225||49 miles|
|Livingston County Sheriff's Office||Smithland||Kentucky 42081||53 miles|
|Robertson County Sheriff's Office||Springfield||Tennessee 37172||54 miles|
|Hickman County Sheriff's Office||Centerville||Tennessee 37033||55 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.