|County Sheriff||Aberdeen||South Dakota 57401|
|County Sheriff||Leola||South Dakota 57456||30 miles|
|Marshall County Sheriff's Office||Britton||South Dakota 57430||32 miles|
|Edmunds County Sheriff's Office||Ipswich||South Dakota 57451||34 miles|
|Dickey County Sheriff's Office||Monango||North Dakota 58436||42 miles|
|Day County Sheriff's Office||Webster||South Dakota 57274||44 miles|
|Sargent County Sheriff's Office||Forman||North Dakota 58032||50 miles|
|Spink County Sheriff's Office||Redfield||South Dakota 57469||50 miles|
|Lamoure County Sheriff's Office||LaMoure||North Dakota 58458||53 miles|
|Faulk County Sheriff's Office||Faulkton||South Dakota 57438||54 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Office||Clark||South Dakota 57225||58 miles|
|McIntosh County Sheriff||Ashley||North Dakota 58413||58 miles|
|Roberts County Sheriff's Office||Sisseton||South Dakota 57262||63 miles|
|Ransom County Sheriff's Office||Lisbon||North Dakota 58054||67 miles|
|Codington County Sheriff's Office||Watertown||South Dakota 57201||77 miles|
|Hand County Sheriff's Office||Miller||South Dakota 57362||80 miles|
|Walworth County Sheriff's Office||Selby||South Dakota 57472||82 miles|
|Campbell County Sheriff's Office||Mound City||South Dakota 57646||83 miles|
|Beadle County Sheriff's Office||Huron||South Dakota 57350||85 miles|
|Hamlin County Sheriff||Hayti||South Dakota 57241||85 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.