|Butte County Sheriff's Office||Arco||Idaho 83213|
|Bingham County Sheriff's Office||Blackfoot||Idaho 83221||54 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Hailey||Idaho 83333||58 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff||Dubois||Idaho 83423||58 miles|
|Bonneville County Sheriff's Office||Idaho Falls||Idaho 83402||58 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Rigby||Idaho 83442||63 miles|
|Power County Jail||American Falls||Idaho 83211||65 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Rexburg||Idaho 83440||70 miles|
|Bannock County Sheriff's Office||Pocatello||Idaho 83204||71 miles|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||St. Anthony||Idaho 83445||77 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Challis||Idaho 83226||77 miles|
|Minidoka County Sheriff's Office||Rupert||Idaho 83350||78 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff||Shoshone||Idaho 83352||81 miles|
|Camas County Sheriff's Office||Fairfield||Idaho 83327||84 miles|
|Cassia County Sheriff's Office||Burley||Idaho 83318||85 miles|
|Gooding County Sheriff's Office||Gooding||Idaho 83330||93 miles|
|Jerome County Sheriff's Office||Jerome||Idaho 83338||95 miles|
|Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office||Twin Falls||Idaho 83301||101 miles|
|Teton County Sheriff's Office||Driggs||Idaho 83422||103 miles|
|Caribou County Sheriff's Office||Soda Springs||Idaho 83276||107 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.