|Clark County Sheriff||Dubois||Idaho 83423|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||St. Anthony||Idaho 83445||40 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Rexburg||Idaho 83440||43 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Rigby||Idaho 83442||48 miles|
|Bonneville County Sheriff's Office||Idaho Falls||Idaho 83402||57 miles|
|Butte County Sheriff's Office||Arco||Idaho 83213||65 miles|
|Beaverhead County Sheriff's Office||Dillon||Montana 59725||65 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Virginia City||Montana 59755||72 miles|
|Teton County Sheriff's Office||Driggs||Idaho 83422||73 miles|
|Bingham County Sheriff's Office||Blackfoot||Idaho 83221||76 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Challis||Idaho 83226||94 miles|
|Teton County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||Wyoming 83001||97 miles|
|Lemhi County Sheriff's Office||Salmon||Idaho 83467||98 miles|
|Bannock County Sheriff's Office||Pocatello||Idaho 83204||101 miles|
|Power County Jail||American Falls||Idaho 83211||107 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Hailey||Idaho 83333||111 miles|
|Gallatin County Sheriff's Office||Bozeman||Montana 59715||115 miles|
|Caribou County Sheriff's Office||Soda Springs||Idaho 83276||119 miles|
|Silver Bow County Sheriff's Office||Butte||Montana 59701||120 miles|
|Park County Sheriff's Office||Livingston||Montana 59047||129 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.