|Clark County Sheriff's Office||Neillsville||Wisconsin 54456|
|Taylor County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Wisconsin 54451||30 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Black River Falls||Wisconsin 54615||33 miles|
|Chippewa County Sheriff's Office||Chippewa Falls||Wisconsin 54729||41 miles|
|Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office||Whitehall||Wisconsin 54773||43 miles|
|Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office||Eau Claire||Wisconsin 54703||44 miles|
|Wood County Sheriff's Office||Wisconsin Rapids||Wisconsin 54494||46 miles|
|Marathon County Sheriff's Office||Wausau||Wisconsin 54403||51 miles|
|Portage County Sheriff's Office||Stevens Point||Wisconsin 54481||53 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Merrill||Wisconsin 54452||55 miles|
|Rusk County Sheriff's Office||Ladysmith||Wisconsin 54848||55 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office||Sparta||Wisconsin 54656||56 miles|
|Dunn County Sheriff's Office||Menomonie||Wisconsin 54751||63 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Friendship||Wisconsin 53934||66 miles|
|Price County Sheriff's Office||Phillips||Wisconsin 54555||66 miles|
|Pepin County Sheriff's Office||Durand||Wisconsin 54736||67 miles|
|Winona County Sheriff's Office||Winona||Minnesota 55987||70 miles|
|Buffalo County Sheriff's Office||Alma||Wisconsin 54610||70 miles|
|Juneau County Sheriff's Office||Mauston||Wisconsin 53948||70 miles|
|La Crosse County Sheriff's Office||La Crosse||Wisconsin 54601||71 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.