|Yuba County Coroner||Marysville||California 95901|
|Sutter County Sheriff's Office||Yuba||California 95993||18 miles|
|Butte County Sheriff's Office||Oroville||California 95965||22 miles|
|Placer County Sheriff's Office||Auburn||California 95603||26 miles|
|Sierra County Sheriff's Office||Alleghany||California 95910||34 miles|
|Colusa County Sheriff's Office||Colusa||California 95932||36 miles|
|El Dorado County Sheriff's Office||Placerville||California 95667||46 miles|
|Yolo County Sheriff's Office||Woodland||California 95776||47 miles|
|Sacramento County Sheriff's Office||Sacramento||California 95814||48 miles|
|Glenn County Sheriff's Office||Willows||California 95988||49 miles|
|Plumas County Sheriff's Office||Quincy||California 95971||51 miles|
|Amador County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||California 95642||70 miles|
|Tehama County Coroner||Red Bluff||California 96080||78 miles|
|Solano County Sheriff's Office||Fairfield||California 94533||80 miles|
|Calaveras County Sheriff's Office||San Andreas||California 95249||84 miles|
|Washoe County Sheriff's Office||Reno||Nevada 89512||84 miles|
|Carson City County Sheriff's Office||Carson City||Nevada 89701||86 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Lakeport||California 95453||86 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Office||Minden||Nevada 89423||87 miles|
|Lassen County Administration Officer||Susanville||California 96130||87 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.