|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Hardin||Montana 59034|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Wyoming 82801||49 miles|
|Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office||Billings||Montana 59101||54 miles|
|County Sheriff||Hysham||Montana 59038||63 miles|
|Rosebud County Sheriff's Office||Forsyth||Montana 59327||72 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Basin||Wyoming 82410||76 miles|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Buffalo||Wyoming 82834||83 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Red Lodge||Montana 59068||85 miles|
|Stillwater County Sheriff's Office||Columbus||Montana 59019||86 miles|
|Musselshell County Sheriff's Office||Roundup||Montana 59072||87 miles|
|Park County Sheriff's Office||Cody||Wyoming 82414||97 miles|
|Washakie County Sheriff||Worland||Wyoming 82401||98 miles|
|Powder River County Sheriff's Office||Broadus||Montana 59317||102 miles|
|Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office||Ryegate||Montana 59074||104 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Miles||Montana 59301||106 miles|
|County Sheriff||Winnett||Montana 59087||117 miles|
|Sweet Grass County Sheriff||Big Timber||Montana 59011||121 miles|
|Campbell County Sheriff||Gillette||Wyoming 82718||126 miles|
|Hot Springs County Sheriff's Office||Thermopolis||Wyoming 82443||126 miles|
|Wheatland County Sheriff's Office||Harlowton||Montana 59036||132 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.