|Uvalde County Sheriff's Office||Uvalde||Texas 78801|
|Real County Sheriff's Office||Leakey||Texas 78873||26 miles|
|Medina County Sheriff's Office||Hondo||Texas 78861||37 miles|
|Kinney County Sheriff's Office||Brackettville||Texas 78832||39 miles|
|Zavala County Sheriff's Office||Crystal||Texas 78839||46 miles|
|Bandera County Sheriff's Office||Bandera||Texas 78003||51 miles|
|Frio County Sheriff's Office||Pearsall||Texas 78061||52 miles|
|Edwards County Sheriff's Office||Rocksprings||Texas 78880||53 miles|
|Dimmit County Sheriff's Office||Carrizo Springs||Texas 78834||57 miles|
|Kerr County Sheriff's Office||Kerrville||Texas 78028||61 miles|
|Maverick County Sheriff's Office||Eagle Pass||Texas 78852||62 miles|
|Val Verde County Sheriff's Office||Del Rio||Texas 78841||67 miles|
|Kendall County Sheriff's Office||Boerne||Texas 78006||70 miles|
|La Salle County Sheriff's Office||Cotulla||Texas 78014||70 miles|
|Bexar County Sheriff Office||San Antonio||Texas 78207||76 miles|
|Kimble County Sheriff||Junction||Texas 76849||79 miles|
|Atascosa County Sheriff's Office||Jourdanton||Texas 78026||80 miles|
|Gillespie County Sheriff's Office||Fredericksburg||Texas 78624||83 miles|
|Mcmullen County Sheriff's Office||Tilden||Texas 78072||96 miles|
|Wilson County: Sheriff's Department||Floresville||Texas 78114||98 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.