|Billings County Sheriff's Office||Medora||North Dakota 58645|
|Stark County Sheriff's Office||Dickinson||North Dakota 58601||28 miles|
|Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office||Beach||North Dakota 58621||31 miles|
|Dunn County Sheriff's Office||Manning||North Dakota 58642||32 miles|
|Slope County Sheriff's Office||Amidon||North Dakota 58620||36 miles|
|Wibaux County Sheriff's Office||Wibaux||Montana 59353||39 miles|
|McKenzie County Sheriff's Office||Watford||North Dakota 58854||55 miles|
|Bowman County Sheriff's Office||Bowman||North Dakota 58623||57 miles|
|Richland County Sheriff's Office||Sidney||Montana 59270||62 miles|
|Fallon County Sheriff's Office||Baker||Montana 59313||62 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Glendive||Montana 59330||63 miles|
|Hettinger County Sheriff's Office||Mott||North Dakota 58646||66 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Hettinger||North Dakota 58639||78 miles|
|Williams County Sheriff's Office||Williston||North Dakota 58801||80 miles|
|Prairie County Sheriff's Office||Terry||Montana 59349||93 miles|
|Mercer County Sheriff's Office||Stanton||North Dakota 58571||95 miles|
|Carter County Sheriff's Office||Ekalaka||Montana 59324||96 miles|
|Harding County Sheriff's Office||Buffalo||South Dakota 57720||99 miles|
|Mountrail County Sheriff's Office||Stanley||North Dakota 58784||101 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff||Flasher||North Dakota 58535||108 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.