|Wise County Sheriff's Department||Decatur||Texas 76234|
|Jack County Sheriff's Office||Jacksboro||Texas 76458||29 miles|
|Montague County Sheriff's Office||Montague||Texas 76251||31 miles|
|Denton County Sheriff’s Office||Denton||Texas 76205||31 miles|
|Parker County Sheriff||Weatherford||Texas 76086||33 miles|
|Tarrant County Sheriff's Office||Fort Worth||Texas 76102||37 miles|
|Cooke County Sheriff's Office||Gainesville||Texas 76240||41 miles|
|Palo Pinto County Sheriff's Office||Palo Pinto||Texas 76484||49 miles|
|Clay County Sheriff's Office||Henrietta||Texas 76365||52 miles|
|Young County Sheriff's Office||Graham||Texas 76450||53 miles|
|Hood County Sheriff's Office||Granbury||Texas 76048||54 miles|
|Dallas County Sheriff's Office||Dallas||Texas 75207||57 miles|
|Love County Sheriff's Office||Marietta||Oklahoma 73448||58 miles|
|Collin County Sheriff's Office||McKinney||Texas 75071||59 miles|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Cleburne||Texas 76031||60 miles|
|Archer County Sheriff's Office||Archer||Texas 76351||62 miles|
|Grayson County Sheriff's Office||Sherman||Texas 75090||67 miles|
|Somervell County Sheriff's Office||Glen Rose||Texas 76043||67 miles|
|Wichita County Sheriff's Office||Wichita Falls||Texas 76301||68 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Waurika||Oklahoma 73573||68 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.