|Washington County Sheriff Department||Akron||Colorado 80720|
|Morgan County Sheriff's Office||Fort Morgan||Colorado 80701||36 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Sterling||Colorado 80751||45 miles|
|Yuma County Sheriff's Office||Wray||Colorado 80758||53 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Hugo||Colorado 80821||59 miles|
|Phillips County Sheriff's Office||Holyoke||Colorado 80734||64 miles|
|Kit Carson County Sheriff's Office||Burlington||Colorado 80807||68 miles|
|Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office||St. Francis||Kansas 67756||76 miles|
|Elbert County Sheriff's Office||Kiowa||Colorado 80117||79 miles|
|Cheyenne County Sheriff||Sidney||Nebraska 69162||82 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Brighton||Colorado 80601||84 miles|
|Weld County Sheriff's Office||Greeley||Colorado 80631||86 miles|
|Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office||Julesburg||Colorado 80737||86 miles|
|Deuel County Sheriff||Chappell||Nebraska 69129||87 miles|
|Dundy County Sheriff's Office||Benkelman||Nebraska 69021||89 miles|
|Sherman County Sheriff's Office||Goodland||Kansas 67735||90 miles|
|Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office||Centennial||Colorado 80112||90 miles|
|Kimball County Sheriff's Office||Kimball||Nebraska 69145||91 miles|
|Chase County Sheriff's Office||Imperial||Nebraska 69033||91 miles|
|Cheyenne County Sheriff||Cheyenne Wells||Colorado 80810||91 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.