|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Loa||Utah 84747|
|Emery County Sheriff's Office||Castle Dale||Utah 84513||66 miles|
|Piute County Sheriff's Office||Junction||Utah 84740||67 miles|
|Sevier County Sheriff's Office||Richfield||Utah 84701||68 miles|
|Sanpete County Sheriff's Office||Manti||Utah 84642||78 miles|
|Grand County Sheriff's Office||Moab||Utah 84532||81 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Panguitch||Utah 84759||84 miles|
|Millard County Sheriff's Office||Fillmore||Utah 84631||88 miles|
|Beaver County Sheriff's Office||Beaver||Utah 84713||90 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Price||Utah 84501||93 miles|
|San Juan County Sheriff's Office||Monticello||Utah 84535||94 miles|
|Juab County Sheriff's Office||Nephi||Utah 84648||108 miles|
|Kane County Sheriff's Office||Kanab||Utah 84741||109 miles|
|Dolores County Sheriff||Dove Creek||Colorado 81324||119 miles|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Cedar||Utah 84721||119 miles|
|Utah County Sheriff's Office||Spanish Fork||Utah 84660||135 miles|
|Duchesne County Sheriff's Office||Duchesne||Utah 84021||136 miles|
|Mesa County Sheriff's Office||Grand Junction||Colorado 81501||142 miles|
|Montezuma County Sheriff's Office||Cortez||Colorado 81321||146 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Hurricane||Utah 84737||150 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.