|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Challis||Idaho 83226|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Hailey||Idaho 83333||53 miles|
|Butte County Sheriff's Office||Arco||Idaho 83213||65 miles|
|Lemhi County Sheriff's Office||Salmon||Idaho 83467||65 miles|
|Camas County Sheriff's Office||Fairfield||Idaho 83327||70 miles|
|Boise County Sheriff's Office||Idaho||Idaho 83631||85 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff's Office||Cascade||Idaho 83611||90 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff||Shoshone||Idaho 83352||93 miles|
|Gooding County Sheriff's Office||Gooding||Idaho 83330||95 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff||Dubois||Idaho 83423||100 miles|
|Beaverhead County Sheriff's Office||Dillon||Montana 59725||103 miles|
|Elmore County Sheriff's Office||Mountain Home||Idaho 83647||106 miles|
|Jerome County Sheriff's Office||Jerome||Idaho 83338||108 miles|
|Ada County Sheriff's Office||Boise||Idaho 83704||110 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Council||Idaho 83612||112 miles|
|Gem County Sheriff's Office||Emmett||Idaho 83617||115 miles|
|Minidoka County Sheriff's Office||Rupert||Idaho 83350||118 miles|
|Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office||Twin Falls||Idaho 83301||119 miles|
|Bingham County Sheriff's Office||Blackfoot||Idaho 83221||121 miles|
|Cassia County Sheriff's Office||Burley||Idaho 83318||122 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.