|Fond Du Lac County Sheriff's Office||Fond du Lac||Wisconsin 54935|
|Winnebago County Sheriff's Office||Oshkosh||Wisconsin 54901||23 miles|
|Green Lake County Sheriff's Office||Green Lake||Wisconsin 54941||24 miles|
|Calumet County Sheriff's Office||Chilton||Wisconsin 53014||25 miles|
|Dodge County Sheriff's Office||Juneau||Wisconsin 53039||26 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||West Bend||Wisconsin 53090||28 miles|
|Outagamie County Sheriff's Office||Appleton||Wisconsin 54911||35 miles|
|Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office||Sheboygan||Wisconsin 53081||39 miles|
|Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office||Port Washington||Wisconsin 53074||40 miles|
|Marquette County Sheriff's Office||Montello||Wisconsin 53949||42 miles|
|Waushara County Jail||Wautoma||Wisconsin 54982||45 miles|
|Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office||Manitowoc||Wisconsin 54220||47 miles|
|Columbia County Sheriff's Office||Portage||Wisconsin 53901||50 miles|
|Waupaca County Sheriff's Office||Waupaca||Wisconsin 54981||50 miles|
|Waukesha County Sheriff's Office||Waukesha||Wisconsin 53188||52 miles|
|Brown County Sheriff's Office||Green Bay||Wisconsin 54311||54 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Jefferson||Wisconsin 53549||54 miles|
|Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office||Milwaukee||Wisconsin 53233||57 miles|
|Dane County Sheriff's Office||Madison||Wisconsin 53703||65 miles|
|Sauk County Sheriff's Office||Baraboo||Wisconsin 53913||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.