|Van Buren County Sheriff's Office||Clinton||Arkansas 72031|
|Searcy County Sheriff's Office||Marshall||Arkansas 72650||24 miles|
|Cleburne County Sheriff's Office||Heber Springs||Arkansas 72543||28 miles|
|Stone County Sheriff's Office||Mountain View||Arkansas 72560||30 miles|
|Conway County Sheriff's Office||Morrilton||Arkansas 72110||33 miles|
|Faulkner County Sheriff's Office||Conway||Arkansas 72034||34 miles|
|Pope County Sheriff's Office||Russellville||Arkansas 72801||39 miles|
|Perry County Sheriff's Office||Perryville||Arkansas 72126||43 miles|
|Izard County Sheriff's Office||Melbourne||Arkansas 72556||47 miles|
|Newton County Sheriff's Office||Jasper||Arkansas 72641||48 miles|
|Boone County Sheriff's Office||Harrison||Arkansas 72601||50 miles|
|Independence County Sheriff's Office||Batesville||Arkansas 72501||51 miles|
|White County Sheriff's Office||Searcy||Arkansas 72143||51 miles|
|Baxter County Sheriff's Office||Mountain Home||Arkansas 72653||54 miles|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Clarksville||Arkansas 72830||54 miles|
|Arkansas County Sheriff's Office||North Little Rock||Arkansas 72114||58 miles|
|Pulaski County Sheriff's Office||Little Rock||Arkansas 72204||61 miles|
|Yell County Sheriff's Office||Danville||Arkansas 72833||61 miles|
|Lonoke County Sheriff's Office||Lonoke||Arkansas 72086||64 miles|
|Fulton County Sheriff's Office||Salem||Arkansas 72576||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.