|Converse County Sheriff’s Office||Douglas||Wyoming 82633|
|Natrona County Sheriff's Office||Casper||Wyoming 82601||42 miles|
|Niobrara County Sheriff's Office||Lusk||Wyoming 82225||55 miles|
|Platte County Sheriff's Office||Wheatland||Wyoming 82201||69 miles|
|Sioux County Sheriff's Office||Harrison||Nebraska 69346||85 miles|
|Weston County||Newcastle||Wyoming 82701||89 miles|
|Campbell County Sheriff||Gillette||Wyoming 82718||90 miles|
|Goshen County Sheriff's Office||Torrington||Wyoming 82240||92 miles|
|Fall River County Sheriff Office||Hot Springs||South Dakota 57747||107 miles|
|Fall River County Sheriff's Office||Hot Springs||South Dakota 57747||107 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Custer||South Dakota 57730||110 miles|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Buffalo||Wyoming 82834||112 miles|
|Crook County Sheriff's Office||Sundance||Wyoming 82729||114 miles|
|Albany County Sheriff||Laramie||Wyoming 82070||115 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Rawlins||Wyoming 82301||120 miles|
|Scotts Bluff County: Management Accountant||Gering||Nebraska 69341||123 miles|
|Dawes County Sheriff's Office||Chadron||Nebraska 69337||127 miles|
|Lawrence County Sheriff's Office||Deadwood||South Dakota 57732||131 miles|
|Laramie County Sheriff's Office||Cheyenne||Wyoming 82001||132 miles|
|Banner County Sheriff's Office||Harrisburg||Nebraska 69345||134 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.