|Dickey County Sheriff's Office||Monango||North Dakota 58436|
|Lamoure County Sheriff's Office||LaMoure||North Dakota 58458||20 miles|
|County Sheriff||Leola||South Dakota 57456||34 miles|
|Sargent County Sheriff's Office||Forman||North Dakota 58032||41 miles|
|Marshall County Sheriff's Office||Britton||South Dakota 57430||42 miles|
|McIntosh County Sheriff||Ashley||North Dakota 58413||42 miles|
|County Sheriff||Aberdeen||South Dakota 57401||44 miles|
|Ransom County Sheriff's Office||Lisbon||North Dakota 58054||45 miles|
|Edmunds County Sheriff's Office||Ipswich||South Dakota 57451||52 miles|
|Stutsman County Sheriff's Office||Jamestown||North Dakota 58401||56 miles|
|Barnes County Sheriff's Office||Valley||North Dakota 58072||61 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff||Napoleon||North Dakota 58561||67 miles|
|Day County Sheriff's Office||Webster||South Dakota 57274||71 miles|
|Roberts County Sheriff's Office||Sisseton||South Dakota 57262||76 miles|
|Campbell County Sheriff's Office||Mound City||South Dakota 57646||80 miles|
|Faulk County Sheriff's Office||Faulkton||South Dakota 57438||80 miles|
|Emmons County Sheriff's Office||Linton||North Dakota 58552||84 miles|
|Walworth County Sheriff's Office||Selby||South Dakota 57472||85 miles|
|Kidder County Sheriff||Steele||North Dakota 58482||85 miles|
|Spink County Sheriff's Office||Redfield||South Dakota 57469||85 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.