|Chippewa County Sheriff's Office||Chippewa Falls||Wisconsin 54729|
|Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office||Eau Claire||Wisconsin 54703||21 miles|
|Rusk County Sheriff's Office||Ladysmith||Wisconsin 54848||29 miles|
|Dunn County Sheriff's Office||Menomonie||Wisconsin 54751||32 miles|
|Barron County Sheriff's Office||Barron||Wisconsin 54812||36 miles|
|Pepin County Sheriff's Office||Durand||Wisconsin 54736||46 miles|
|Taylor County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Wisconsin 54451||46 miles|
|Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office||Whitehall||Wisconsin 54773||49 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Office||Neillsville||Wisconsin 54456||49 miles|
|Washburn County Sheriff's Office||Shell Lake||Wisconsin 54871||56 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Black River Falls||Wisconsin 54615||57 miles|
|Buffalo County Sheriff's Office||Alma||Wisconsin 54610||59 miles|
|Wabasha County Sheriff's Office||Wabasha||Minnesota 55981||61 miles|
|Price County Sheriff's Office||Phillips||Wisconsin 54555||61 miles|
|Polk County Sheriff's Office||Balsam Lake||Wisconsin 54810||63 miles|
|Pierce County Sheriff's Office||Ellsworth||Wisconsin 54011||63 miles|
|Sawyer County Sheriff's Office||Hayward||Wisconsin 54843||66 miles|
|Goodhue County Sheriff's Office||Red Wing||Minnesota 55066||70 miles|
|St Croix County Sheriff's Office||Hudson||Wisconsin 54016||71 miles|
|Burnett County Jail||Siren||Wisconsin 54872||72 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.