|Val Verde County Sheriff's Office||Del Rio||Texas 78841|
|Sutton County Sheriff's Office||Sonora||Texas 76950||57 miles|
|Edwards County Sheriff's Office||Rocksprings||Texas 78880||57 miles|
|Crockett County Sheriff's Office||Ozona||Texas 76943||58 miles|
|Kinney County Sheriff's Office||Brackettville||Texas 78832||58 miles|
|Schleicher County Sheriff's Office||Eldorado||Texas 76936||75 miles|
|Terrell County Sheriff's Office||Sanderson||Texas 79848||77 miles|
|Real County Sheriff's Office||Leakey||Texas 78873||83 miles|
|Maverick County Sheriff's Office||Eagle Pass||Texas 78852||90 miles|
|Kimble County Sheriff||Junction||Texas 76849||93 miles|
|Reagan County Sheriff's Office||Big Lake||Texas 76932||93 miles|
|Uvalde County Sheriff's Office||Uvalde||Texas 78801||94 miles|
|Irion County Sheriff's Office||Mertzon||Texas 76941||97 miles|
|Upton County Sheriff's Office||Rankin||Texas 79778||105 miles|
|Menard County Sheriff's Office||Menard||Texas 76859||108 miles|
|Zavala County Sheriff's Office||Crystal||Texas 78839||115 miles|
|Tom Green County Sheriff's Office||San Angelo||Texas 76903||117 miles|
|Dimmit County Sheriff's Office||Carrizo Springs||Texas 78834||121 miles|
|Kerr County Sheriff's Office||Kerrville||Texas 78028||121 miles|
|Medina County Sheriff's Office||Hondo||Texas 78861||125 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.