|Union County Sheriff's Office||La Grande||Oregon 97850|
|Baker County Jail||Baker||Oregon 97814||36 miles|
|Umatilla County Sheriff's Office||Pendleton||Oregon 97801||48 miles|
|Walla Walla County Sheriff||Walla Walla||Washington 99362||55 miles|
|Columbia County Sheriff's Office||Dayton||Washington 99328||70 miles|
|Morrow County Sheriff's Office||Heppner||Oregon 97836||76 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Canyon City||Oregon 97820||78 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Pomeroy||Washington 99347||83 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Pasco||Washington 99301||83 miles|
|Asotin County Sheriff's Office||Asotin||Washington 99402||85 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Council||Idaho 83612||86 miles|
|Benton County Sheriff's Office||Kennewick||Washington 99336||86 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Weiser||Idaho 83672||89 miles|
|Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office||Lewiston||Idaho 83501||91 miles|
|Malheur County Sheriff's Office||Vale||Oregon 97918||99 miles|
|Payette County Sheriff's Office||Payette||Idaho 83661||100 miles|
|Idaho County Sheriff's Office||Grangeville||Idaho 83530||100 miles|
|Lewis County Sheriff's Office||Nezperce||Idaho 83543||106 miles|
|Gilliam County Sheriff's Office||Condon||Oregon 97823||106 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff's Office||Cascade||Idaho 83611||110 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.