|Ward County Sheriff's Office||Monahans||Texas 79756|
|Winkler County Sheriff's Office||Kermit||Texas 79745||23 miles|
|Reeves County Sheriff's Office||Pecos||Texas 79772||24 miles|
|Pecos County Sheriff's Office||Pecos||Texas 79772||25 miles|
|Loving County Sheriff's Office||Mentone||Texas 79754||32 miles|
|Crane County Sheriff's Office||Crane||Texas 79731||45 miles|
|Ector County Sheriff's Office||Odessa||Texas 79760||52 miles|
|Andrews County Sheriff's Office||Andrews||Texas 79714||65 miles|
|Midland County Sheriff's Office||Midland||Texas 79701||69 miles|
|Upton County Sheriff's Office||Rankin||Texas 79778||72 miles|
|Jeff Davis County Sheriff's Office||Fort Davis||Texas 79734||79 miles|
|Brewster County Sheriff's Office||Alpine||Texas 79830||86 miles|
|Gaines County Sheriff's Office||Seminole||Texas 79360||88 miles|
|Martin County Sheriff's Office||Stanton||Texas 79782||88 miles|
|Eddy County Sheriff's Office||Carlsbad||New Mexico 88220||91 miles|
|Glasscock County Sheriff's Office||Garden City||Texas 79739||98 miles|
|Presidio County Sheriff's Office||Marfa||Texas 79843||99 miles|
|Reagan County Sheriff's Office||Big Lake||Texas 76932||100 miles|
|Lea County Sheriff's Office||Lovington||New Mexico 88260||100 miles|
|Yoakum County Sheriff's Office||Denver City||Texas 79323||102 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.