|Ada County Sheriff's Office||Boise||Idaho 83704|
|Owyhee County Sheriff's Office||Murphy||Idaho 83650||23 miles|
|Canyon County Sheriff's Office||Caldwell||Idaho 83605||26 miles|
|Gem County Sheriff's Office||Emmett||Idaho 83617||32 miles|
|Boise County Sheriff's Office||Idaho||Idaho 83631||33 miles|
|Elmore County Sheriff's Office||Mountain Home||Idaho 83647||36 miles|
|Payette County Sheriff's Office||Payette||Idaho 83661||55 miles|
|Malheur County Sheriff's Office||Vale||Oregon 97918||62 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Weiser||Idaho 83672||66 miles|
|Camas County Sheriff's Office||Fairfield||Idaho 83327||73 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff's Office||Cascade||Idaho 83611||74 miles|
|Gooding County Sheriff's Office||Gooding||Idaho 83330||85 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Council||Idaho 83612||89 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Hailey||Idaho 83333||97 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff||Shoshone||Idaho 83352||99 miles|
|Jerome County Sheriff's Office||Jerome||Idaho 83338||100 miles|
|Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office||Twin Falls||Idaho 83301||109 miles|
|Baker County Jail||Baker||Oregon 97814||122 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Challis||Idaho 83226||124 miles|
|Cassia County Sheriff's Office||Burley||Idaho 83318||139 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.