|Terrell County Sheriff's Office||Sanderson||Texas 79848|
|Crockett County Sheriff's Office||Ozona||Texas 76943||62 miles|
|Upton County Sheriff's Office||Rankin||Texas 79778||69 miles|
|Reagan County Sheriff's Office||Big Lake||Texas 76932||76 miles|
|Crane County Sheriff's Office||Crane||Texas 79731||82 miles|
|Sutton County Sheriff's Office||Sonora||Texas 76950||88 miles|
|Val Verde County Sheriff's Office||Del Rio||Texas 78841||93 miles|
|Brewster County Sheriff's Office||Alpine||Texas 79830||95 miles|
|Schleicher County Sheriff's Office||Eldorado||Texas 76936||98 miles|
|Irion County Sheriff's Office||Mertzon||Texas 76941||103 miles|
|Ward County Sheriff's Office||Monahans||Texas 79756||106 miles|
|Jeff Davis County Sheriff's Office||Fort Davis||Texas 79734||111 miles|
|Edwards County Sheriff's Office||Rocksprings||Texas 78880||113 miles|
|Ector County Sheriff's Office||Odessa||Texas 79760||115 miles|
|Presidio County Sheriff's Office||Marfa||Texas 79843||116 miles|
|Pecos County Sheriff's Office||Pecos||Texas 79772||117 miles|
|Reeves County Sheriff's Office||Pecos||Texas 79772||118 miles|
|Kinney County Sheriff's Office||Brackettville||Texas 78832||118 miles|
|Glasscock County Sheriff's Office||Garden City||Texas 79739||118 miles|
|Midland County Sheriff's Office||Midland||Texas 79701||122 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.