|Tooele County Sheriff's Office||Tooele||Utah 84074|
|Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office||Salt Lake||Utah 84190||67 miles|
|Davis County Sheriff's Office||Farmington||Utah 84025||73 miles|
|Weber County Sheriff's Office||Ogden||Utah 84404||80 miles|
|Utah County Sheriff's Office||Spanish Fork||Utah 84660||80 miles|
|Morgan County Sheriff's Office||Morgan||Utah 84050||85 miles|
|Juab County Sheriff's Office||Nephi||Utah 84648||87 miles|
|Summit County Sheriff's Office||Park||Utah 84098||88 miles|
|Wasatch County Sheriff||Heber||Utah 84032||90 miles|
|Box Elder County Sheriff's Office||Brigham||Utah 84302||91 miles|
|Cache County Sheriff's Office||Mendon||Utah 84325||107 miles|
|Millard County Sheriff's Office||Fillmore||Utah 84631||111 miles|
|Sanpete County Sheriff's Office||Manti||Utah 84642||114 miles|
|White Pine County Sheriff's Office||Ely||Nevada 89301||125 miles|
|Uinta County Sheriff's Office||Evanston||Wyoming 82930||126 miles|
|Oneida County Sheriff's Office||Malad||Idaho 83252||127 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Preston||Idaho 83263||130 miles|
|Sevier County Sheriff's Office||Richfield||Utah 84701||130 miles|
|Rich County Sheriff's Office||Randolph||Utah 84064||131 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Price||Utah 84501||136 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.