|Sunflower County Sheriff's Office||Indianola||Mississippi 38751|
|Bolivar County Sheriff's Office||Cleveland||Mississippi 38732||13 miles|
|Leflore County Sheriff's Office||Greenwood||Mississippi 38930||24 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Greenville||Mississippi 38701||30 miles|
|Humphreys County Sheriff's Office||Belzoni||Mississippi 39038||30 miles|
|Desha County Sheriff's Office||Dermott||Arkansas 71638||35 miles|
|Carroll County Sheriff||Carrollton||Mississippi 38917||39 miles|
|Coahoma County Sheriff's Office||Clarksdale||Mississippi 38614||41 miles|
|Tallahatchie County Sheriff's Office||Charleston||Mississippi 38921||42 miles|
|Chicot County Sheriff's Office||Lake Village||Arkansas 71653||44 miles|
|Holmes County Sheriff's Office||Lexington||Mississippi 39095||46 miles|
|Grenada County Sheriff's Office||Grenada||Mississippi 38901||47 miles|
|Quitman County Sheriff's Office||Marks||Mississippi 38646||49 miles|
|Montgomery County Sheriff's Office||Winona||Mississippi 38967||50 miles|
|Sharkey County Sheriff's Office||Rolling Fork||Mississippi 39159||51 miles|
|Yazoo County Sheriff's Office||Yazoo||Mississippi 39194||53 miles|
|Issaquena County Sheriff's Office||Mayersville||Mississippi 39113||55 miles|
|Phillips County Sheriff's Office||Helena-West Helena||Arkansas 72342||64 miles|
|East Carroll Parish Sheriff's Office||Lake Providence||Louisiana 71254||65 miles|
|Yalobusha County Sheriff's Office||Water Valley||Mississippi 38965||67 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.