|Albany County Sheriff||Laramie||Wyoming 82070|
|Platte County Sheriff's Office||Wheatland||Wyoming 82201||48 miles|
|Laramie County Sheriff's Office||Cheyenne||Wyoming 82001||59 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Walden||Colorado 80480||71 miles|
|Converse County Sheriff’s Office||Douglas||Wyoming 82633||78 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Rawlins||Wyoming 82301||78 miles|
|Goshen County Sheriff's Office||Torrington||Wyoming 82240||84 miles|
|Larimer County Sheriff's Office||Fort Collins||Colorado 80525||84 miles|
|Natrona County Sheriff's Office||Casper||Wyoming 82601||88 miles|
|Weld County Sheriff's Office||Greeley||Colorado 80631||99 miles|
|Niobrara County Sheriff's Office||Lusk||Wyoming 82225||100 miles|
|Routt County Sheriff's Office||Steamboat Springs||Colorado 80487||100 miles|
|Banner County Sheriff's Office||Harrisburg||Nebraska 69345||103 miles|
|Scotts Bluff County: Management Accountant||Gering||Nebraska 69341||107 miles|
|Kimball County Sheriff's Office||Kimball||Nebraska 69145||111 miles|
|Grand County Sheriff's Office||Hot Sulphur Springs||Colorado 80451||112 miles|
|Boulder County Sheriff's Office||Boulder||Colorado 80301||116 miles|
|Sioux County Sheriff's Office||Harrison||Nebraska 69346||118 miles|
|Moffat County Sheriff's Office||Craig||Colorado 81625||125 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Brighton||Colorado 80601||125 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.