|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Council||Idaho 83612|
|Valley County Sheriff's Office||Cascade||Idaho 83611||32 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Weiser||Idaho 83672||50 miles|
|Payette County Sheriff's Office||Payette||Idaho 83661||60 miles|
|Baker County Jail||Baker||Oregon 97814||68 miles|
|Gem County Sheriff's Office||Emmett||Idaho 83617||69 miles|
|Malheur County Sheriff's Office||Vale||Oregon 97918||73 miles|
|Idaho County Sheriff's Office||Grangeville||Idaho 83530||74 miles|
|Boise County Sheriff's Office||Idaho||Idaho 83631||79 miles|
|Canyon County Sheriff's Office||Caldwell||Idaho 83605||84 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||La Grande||Oregon 97850||85 miles|
|Ada County Sheriff's Office||Boise||Idaho 83704||88 miles|
|Lewis County Sheriff's Office||Nezperce||Idaho 83543||94 miles|
|Asotin County Sheriff's Office||Asotin||Washington 99402||105 miles|
|Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office||Lewiston||Idaho 83501||111 miles|
|Clearwater County Sheriff's Office||Orofino||Idaho 83544||112 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Challis||Idaho 83226||113 miles|
|Owyhee County Sheriff's Office||Murphy||Idaho 83650||115 miles|
|Walla Walla County Sheriff||Walla Walla||Washington 99362||123 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Pomeroy||Washington 99347||123 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.