|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Hurricane||Utah 84737|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Cedar||Utah 84721||39 miles|
|Kane County Sheriff's Office||Kanab||Utah 84741||49 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Panguitch||Utah 84759||69 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Pioche||Nevada 89043||70 miles|
|Beaver County Sheriff's Office||Beaver||Utah 84713||82 miles|
|Piute County Sheriff's Office||Junction||Utah 84740||97 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Civil Process Section||Las Vegas||Nevada 89101||119 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Loa||Utah 84747||128 miles|
|Sevier County Sheriff's Office||Richfield||Utah 84701||130 miles|
|Millard County Sheriff's Office||Fillmore||Utah 84631||135 miles|
|Mohave County Sheriff's Office||Kingman||Arizona 86401||147 miles|
|White Pine County Sheriff's Office||Ely||Nevada 89301||156 miles|
|Sanpete County Sheriff's Office||Manti||Utah 84642||171 miles|
|Coconino County Sheriff's Office||Flagstaff||Arizona 86001||176 miles|
|Juab County Sheriff's Office||Nephi||Utah 84648||189 miles|
|Emery County Sheriff's Office||Castle Dale||Utah 84513||190 miles|
|Yavapai County Sheriff's Office||Prescott||Arizona 86301||196 miles|
|Eureka County Sheriff's Office||Eureka||Nevada 89316||205 miles|
|Esmeralda County Sheriff's Office||Goldfield||Nevada 89013||208 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.