|Dane County Sheriff's Office||Madison||Wisconsin 53703|
|Rock County Sheriff's Office||Janesville||Wisconsin 53545||31 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Jefferson||Wisconsin 53549||31 miles|
|Sauk County Sheriff's Office||Baraboo||Wisconsin 53913||32 miles|
|Columbia County Sheriff's Office||Portage||Wisconsin 53901||33 miles|
|Green County Sheriff's Office||Monroe||Wisconsin 53566||33 miles|
|Iowa County Sheriff's Office||Dodgeville||Wisconsin 53533||37 miles|
|Dodge County Sheriff's Office||Juneau||Wisconsin 53039||43 miles|
|Lafayette County Clerk||Darlington||Wisconsin 53530||44 miles|
|Marquette County Sheriff's Office||Montello||Wisconsin 53949||50 miles|
|Richland County Sheriff's Office||Richland Center||Wisconsin 53581||52 miles|
|Walworth County Sheriff Services||Elkhorn||Wisconsin 53121||52 miles|
|Stephenson County Sheriff's Office||Freeport||Illinois 61032||54 miles|
|Winnebago County Sheriff's Office||Rockford||Illinois 61101||57 miles|
|Green Lake County Sheriff's Office||Green Lake||Wisconsin 54941||58 miles|
|Waukesha County Sheriff's Office||Waukesha||Wisconsin 53188||60 miles|
|Juneau County Sheriff's Office||Mauston||Wisconsin 53948||60 miles|
|Boone County Sheriff's Office||Belvidere||Illinois 61008||63 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Friendship||Wisconsin 53934||66 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff Department||Lancaster||Wisconsin 53813||67 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.