|Union Parish Sheriff's Office||Farmerville||Louisiana 71241|
|Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office||Ruston||Louisiana 71270||26 miles|
|Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||27 miles|
|Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office||Monroe||Louisiana 71201||27 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||El Dorado||Arkansas 71730||30 miles|
|Bienville Parish Sheriff's Office||Arcadia||Louisiana 71001||37 miles|
|Claiborne Parish Sheriff's Office||Homer||Louisiana 71040||40 miles|
|Ashley County Sheriff's Office||Hamburg||Arkansas 71646||43 miles|
|Richland Parish Sheriff's Office||Rayville||Louisiana 71269||43 miles|
|Jackson Parish Sheriff's Office||Jonesboro||Louisiana 71251||45 miles|
|Calhoun County Sheriff's Office||Hampton||Arkansas 71744||49 miles|
|Caldwell Parish Sheriff's Office||Columbia||Louisiana 71418||53 miles|
|Webster Parish Sheriff's Office||Minden||Louisiana 71055||55 miles|
|Ouachita County Sheriff's Office||Camden||Arkansas 71701||57 miles|
|Bradley County Sheriff's Office||Warren||Arkansas 71671||57 miles|
|West Carroll Parish Sheriff's Office||Oak Grove||Louisiana 71263||57 miles|
|Columbia County Jail||Magnolia||Arkansas 71753||60 miles|
|Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office||Winnsboro||Louisiana 71295||60 miles|
|Winn Parish Sheriff's Office||Winnfield||Louisiana 71483||64 miles|
|Drew County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Arkansas 71655||65 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.