|Benzie County Sheriff||Beulah||Michigan 49617|
|Manistee County Sheriff's Office||Manistee||Michigan 49660||28 miles|
|Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office||Traverse||Michigan 49686||44 miles|
|Door County Sheriff's Office||Sturgeon Bay||Wisconsin 54235||46 miles|
|Leelanau County Sheriff's Office||Suttons Bay||Michigan 49682||46 miles|
|Mason County Sheriff's Office||Ludington||Michigan 49431||48 miles|
|Kewaunee County Sheriff's Office||Kewaunee||Wisconsin 54216||52 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Baldwin||Michigan 49304||61 miles|
|Wexford County Sheriff's Office||Cadillac||Michigan 49601||61 miles|
|Marinette County Sheriff's Office||Marinette||Wisconsin 54143||63 miles|
|Menominee County Sheriff's Office||Menominee||Michigan 49858||63 miles|
|Kalkaska County Sheriff's Office||Kalkaska||Michigan 49646||65 miles|
|Oceana County Sheriff's Office||Kalkaska||Michigan 49646||65 miles|
|Missaukee County Sheriff's Office||Lake||Michigan 49651||67 miles|
|Antrim County Sheriff's Office||Bellaire||Michigan 49615||67 miles|
|Oconto County Sheriff's Office||Oconto||Wisconsin 54153||69 miles|
|Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office||Manitowoc||Wisconsin 54220||69 miles|
|Osceola County Sheriff's Office||Reed||Michigan 49677||72 miles|
|Brown County Sheriff's Office||Green Bay||Wisconsin 54311||75 miles|
|Charlevoix County Sheriff||Charlevoix||Michigan 49720||76 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.