|Washoe County Sheriff's Office||Reno||Nevada 89512|
|Lassen County Administration Officer||Susanville||California 96130||57 miles|
|Modoc County Sheriff's Office||Alturas||California 96101||69 miles|
|Pershing County Sheriff's Office||Lovelock||Nevada 89419||73 miles|
|Plumas County Sheriff's Office||Quincy||California 95971||87 miles|
|Storey County Sheriff's Office||Virginia City||Nevada 89440||99 miles|
|Churchill County Sheriff's Office||Fallon||Nevada 89406||99 miles|
|Sierra County Sheriff's Office||Alleghany||California 95910||102 miles|
|Humboldt County Sheriff's Office||Winnemucca||Nevada 89445||102 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Lakeview||Oregon 97630||107 miles|
|Carson City County Sheriff's Office||Carson City||Nevada 89701||109 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Office||Minden||Nevada 89423||123 miles|
|Lyon County Sheriff's Office||Yerington||Nevada 89447||123 miles|
|Butte County Sheriff's Office||Oroville||California 95965||131 miles|
|Tehama County Coroner||Red Bluff||California 96080||138 miles|
|Alpine County Sheriff's Office||Markleeville||California 96120||141 miles|
|Lander County Sheriff's Office||Battle Mountain||Nevada 89820||143 miles|
|Shasta County Sheriff's Office||Redding||California 96001||144 miles|
|Placer County Sheriff's Office||Auburn||California 95603||146 miles|
|Klamath County Sheriff's Office||Klamath Falls||Oregon 97603||149 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.