|Burleigh County Sheriff's Office||Bismarck||North Dakota 58502|
|Morton County Sheriff's Office||Mandan||North Dakota 58554||23 miles|
|Kidder County Sheriff||Steele||North Dakota 58482||27 miles|
|Mclean County Sheriff's Office||Washburn||North Dakota 58577||35 miles|
|Oliver County Sheriff||Center||North Dakota 58530||35 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||McClusky||North Dakota 58463||35 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff||Napoleon||North Dakota 58561||46 miles|
|Mercer County Sheriff's Office||Stanton||North Dakota 58571||49 miles|
|Emmons County Sheriff's Office||Linton||North Dakota 58552||50 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff||Flasher||North Dakota 58535||51 miles|
|Wells County Sheriff's Office||Fessenden||North Dakota 58438||61 miles|
|Sioux County Sheriff's Office||Fort Yates||North Dakota 58538||62 miles|
|Foster County Sheriff's Office||Carrington||North Dakota 58421||71 miles|
|Eddy County Sheriff's Office||New Rockford||North Dakota 58356||79 miles|
|McIntosh County Sheriff||Ashley||North Dakota 58413||83 miles|
|Stutsman County Sheriff's Office||Jamestown||North Dakota 58401||83 miles|
|Corson County Sheriff's Office||McIntosh||South Dakota 57641||84 miles|
|Campbell County Sheriff's Office||Mound City||South Dakota 57646||88 miles|
|Benson County Sheriff's Office||Minnewaukan||North Dakota 58351||95 miles|
|Mchenry County Sheriff's Office||Towner||North Dakota 58788||95 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.