|Campbell County Sheriff||Gillette||Wyoming 82718|
|Crook County Sheriff's Office||Sundance||Wyoming 82729||58 miles|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Buffalo||Wyoming 82834||60 miles|
|Weston County||Newcastle||Wyoming 82701||69 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Wyoming 82801||83 miles|
|Powder River County Sheriff's Office||Broadus||Montana 59317||87 miles|
|Butte County Sheriff's Office||Belle Fourche||South Dakota 57717||88 miles|
|Lawrence County Sheriff's Office||Deadwood||South Dakota 57732||89 miles|
|Converse County Sheriff’s Office||Douglas||Wyoming 82633||99 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Custer||South Dakota 57730||100 miles|
|Meade County Sheriff's Office||Sturgis||South Dakota 57785||100 miles|
|Natrona County Sheriff's Office||Casper||Wyoming 82601||101 miles|
|Niobrara County Sheriff's Office||Lusk||Wyoming 82225||112 miles|
|Pennington County Sheriff's Office||Rapid||South Dakota 57701||114 miles|
|Fall River County Sheriff Office||Hot Springs||South Dakota 57747||114 miles|
|Fall River County Sheriff's Office||Hot Springs||South Dakota 57747||114 miles|
|Washakie County Sheriff||Worland||Wyoming 82401||122 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Basin||Wyoming 82410||126 miles|
|Carter County Sheriff's Office||Ekalaka||Montana 59324||126 miles|
|Sioux County Sheriff's Office||Harrison||Nebraska 69346||132 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.