|Union County Sheriff's Office||El Dorado||Arkansas 71730|
|Calhoun County Sheriff's Office||Hampton||Arkansas 71744||26 miles|
|Union Parish Sheriff's Office||Farmerville||Louisiana 71241||29 miles|
|Ouachita County Sheriff's Office||Camden||Arkansas 71701||30 miles|
|Claiborne Parish Sheriff's Office||Homer||Louisiana 71040||37 miles|
|Columbia County Jail||Magnolia||Arkansas 71753||39 miles|
|Bradley County Sheriff's Office||Warren||Arkansas 71671||44 miles|
|Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office||Ruston||Louisiana 71270||44 miles|
|Ashley County Sheriff's Office||Hamburg||Arkansas 71646||46 miles|
|Dallas County Sheriff's Office||Fordyce||Arkansas 71742||46 miles|
|Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office||Arcadia||Louisiana 71001||47 miles|
|Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||48 miles|
|Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office||Monroe||Louisiana 71201||54 miles|
|Webster Parish Sheriff's Office||Minden||Louisiana 71055||55 miles|
|Drew County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Arkansas 71655||56 miles|
|Lafayette County Sheriff's Office||Lewisville||Arkansas 71845||58 miles|
|Cleveland County Sheriff's Office||Rison||Arkansas 71665||59 miles|
|Nevada County Sheriffs Department||Prescott||Arkansas 71857||63 miles|
|Jackson Parish Sheriff's Office||Jonesboro||Louisiana 71251||64 miles|
|Hempstead County Sheriff's Office||Hope||Arkansas 71801||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.