|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Basin||Wyoming 82410|
|Washakie County Sheriff||Worland||Wyoming 82401||35 miles|
|Park County Sheriff's Office||Cody||Wyoming 82414||53 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Wyoming 82801||55 miles|
|Hot Springs County Sheriff's Office||Thermopolis||Wyoming 82443||62 miles|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Buffalo||Wyoming 82834||65 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Red Lodge||Montana 59068||77 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Hardin||Montana 59034||85 miles|
|Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office||Billings||Montana 59101||91 miles|
|Stillwater County Sheriff's Office||Columbus||Montana 59019||99 miles|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||Lander||Wyoming 82520||122 miles|
|Campbell County Sheriff||Gillette||Wyoming 82718||124 miles|
|County Sheriff||Hysham||Montana 59038||128 miles|
|Sweet Grass County Sheriff||Big Timber||Montana 59011||132 miles|
|Musselshell County Sheriff's Office||Roundup||Montana 59072||136 miles|
|Rosebud County Sheriff's Office||Forsyth||Montana 59327||136 miles|
|Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office||Ryegate||Montana 59074||137 miles|
|Powder River County Sheriff's Office||Broadus||Montana 59317||141 miles|
|Natrona County Sheriff's Office||Casper||Wyoming 82601||143 miles|
|Park County Sheriff's Office||Livingston||Montana 59047||148 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.