|Yazoo County Sheriff's Office||Yazoo||Mississippi 39194|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Canton||Mississippi 39046||23 miles|
|Humphreys County Sheriff's Office||Belzoni||Mississippi 39038||29 miles|
|Sharkey County Sheriff's Office||Rolling Fork||Mississippi 39159||30 miles|
|Holmes County Sheriff's Office||Lexington||Mississippi 39095||31 miles|
|Hinds County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||Mississippi 39205||35 miles|
|Issaquena County Sheriff's Office||Mayersville||Mississippi 39113||40 miles|
|Warren County Sheriff||Vicksburg||Mississippi 39183||40 miles|
|Rankin County Sheriff's Office||Brandon||Mississippi 39042||41 miles|
|East Carroll Parish Sheriff's Office||Lake Providence||Louisiana 71254||46 miles|
|Leake County Sheriff’s Office||Carthage||Mississippi 39051||46 miles|
|Sunflower County Sheriff's Office||Indianola||Mississippi 38751||49 miles|
|Leflore County Sheriff's Office||Greenwood||Mississippi 38930||50 miles|
|Attala County Sheriff's Office||Kosciusko||Mississippi 39090||51 miles|
|Madison Parish Sheriff's Office||Tallulah||Louisiana 71282||53 miles|
|Copiah County Sheriff's Office||Hazlehurst||Mississippi 39083||58 miles|
|Carroll County Sheriff||Carrollton||Mississippi 38917||58 miles|
|West Carroll Parish Sheriff's Office||Oak Grove||Louisiana 71263||58 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Greenville||Mississippi 38701||59 miles|
|Scott County Sheriff's Office||Forest||Mississippi 39074||60 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.