|Webb County Sheriff's Office||Laredo||Texas 78040|
|La Salle County Sheriff's Office||Cotulla||Texas 78014||48 miles|
|Jim Hogg County Sheriff||Hebbronville||Texas 78361||51 miles|
|Zapata County Sheriff's Office||Zapata||Texas 78076||59 miles|
|Dimmit County Sheriff's Office||Carrizo Springs||Texas 78834||62 miles|
|Duval County Sheriff's Office||San Diego||Texas 78384||68 miles|
|Mcmullen County Sheriff's Office||Tilden||Texas 78072||68 miles|
|Zavala County Sheriff's Office||Crystal||Texas 78839||70 miles|
|Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office||Alice||Texas 78332||78 miles|
|Frio County Sheriff's Office||Pearsall||Texas 78061||79 miles|
|Brooks County Sheriff||Falfurrias||Texas 78355||82 miles|
|Live Oak County Sheriff's Office||George West||Texas 78022||85 miles|
|Kleberg County Sheriff's Office||Kingsville||Texas 78363||93 miles|
|Atascosa County Sheriff's Office||Jourdanton||Texas 78026||93 miles|
|Maverick County Sheriff's Office||Eagle Pass||Texas 78852||96 miles|
|Starr County Sheriff's Office||Rio Grande||Texas 78582||100 miles|
|Kenedy County Sheriff's Office||Sarita||Texas 78385||102 miles|
|Uvalde County Sheriff's Office||Uvalde||Texas 78801||104 miles|
|Bee County Sheriff's Office||Beeville||Texas 78102||108 miles|
|Medina County Sheriff's Office||Hondo||Texas 78861||111 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.