|Emmons County Sheriff's Office||Linton||North Dakota 58552|
|Sioux County Sheriff's Office||Fort Yates||North Dakota 58538||23 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff||Napoleon||North Dakota 58561||27 miles|
|Campbell County Sheriff's Office||Mound City||South Dakota 57646||39 miles|
|Kidder County Sheriff||Steele||North Dakota 58482||42 miles|
|Burleigh County Sheriff's Office||Bismarck||North Dakota 58502||44 miles|
|McIntosh County Sheriff||Ashley||North Dakota 58413||45 miles|
|Morton County Sheriff's Office||Mandan||North Dakota 58554||49 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff||Flasher||North Dakota 58535||49 miles|
|Walworth County Sheriff's Office||Selby||South Dakota 57472||55 miles|
|Corson County Sheriff's Office||McIntosh||South Dakota 57641||59 miles|
|Dewey County Sheriff's Office||Timber Lake||South Dakota 57656||72 miles|
|County Sheriff||Leola||South Dakota 57456||73 miles|
|Oliver County Sheriff||Center||North Dakota 58530||78 miles|
|Mclean County Sheriff's Office||Washburn||North Dakota 58577||79 miles|
|Dickey County Sheriff's Office||Monango||North Dakota 58436||79 miles|
|Edmunds County Sheriff's Office||Ipswich||South Dakota 57451||82 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||McClusky||North Dakota 58463||83 miles|
|Stutsman County Sheriff's Office||Jamestown||North Dakota 58401||84 miles|
|Potter County Sheriff's Office||Gettysburg||South Dakota 57442||89 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.