|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Rawlins||Wyoming 82301|
|Albany County Sheriff||Laramie||Wyoming 82070||75 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Walden||Colorado 80480||75 miles|
|Routt County Sheriff's Office||Steamboat Springs||Colorado 80487||83 miles|
|Natrona County Sheriff's Office||Casper||Wyoming 82601||85 miles|
|Moffat County Sheriff's Office||Craig||Colorado 81625||89 miles|
|Platte County Sheriff's Office||Wheatland||Wyoming 82201||105 miles|
|Converse County Sheriff’s Office||Douglas||Wyoming 82633||108 miles|
|Laramie County Sheriff's Office||Cheyenne||Wyoming 82001||116 miles|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||Lander||Wyoming 82520||120 miles|
|Grand County Sheriff's Office||Hot Sulphur Springs||Colorado 80451||121 miles|
|Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office||Meeker||Colorado 81641||126 miles|
|Larimer County Sheriff's Office||Fort Collins||Colorado 80525||126 miles|
|Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office||Green River||Wyoming 82935||131 miles|
|Eagle County Sheriff's Office||Eagle||Colorado 81631||141 miles|
|Goshen County Sheriff's Office||Torrington||Wyoming 82240||144 miles|
|Weld County Sheriff's Office||Greeley||Colorado 80631||144 miles|
|Niobrara County Sheriff's Office||Lusk||Wyoming 82225||146 miles|
|Boulder County Sheriff's Office||Boulder||Colorado 80301||146 miles|
|Hot Springs County Sheriff's Office||Thermopolis||Wyoming 82443||149 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.