|Forest County Sheriff's Office||Crandon||Wisconsin 54520|
|Vilas County Sheriff's Office||Eagle River||Wisconsin 54521||29 miles|
|Oneida County Sheriff||Rhinelander||Wisconsin 54501||29 miles|
|Florence County Sheriff's Office||Florence||Wisconsin 54121||31 miles|
|Dickinson County Sheriff's Office||Iron Mountain||Michigan 49801||36 miles|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Crystal Falls||Michigan 49920||36 miles|
|Langlade County Sheriff's Office||Antigo||Wisconsin 54409||41 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Merrill||Wisconsin 54452||55 miles|
|Menominee County Sheriff's Office||Keshena||Wisconsin 54135||56 miles|
|Shawano County Sheriff's Office||Shawano||Wisconsin 54166||61 miles|
|Marathon County Sheriff's Office||Wausau||Wisconsin 54403||64 miles|
|Menominee County Sheriff's Office||Menominee||Michigan 49858||68 miles|
|Marinette County Sheriff's Office||Marinette||Wisconsin 54143||69 miles|
|Oconto County Sheriff's Office||Oconto||Wisconsin 54153||70 miles|
|Baraga County Sheriff's Office||L'Anse||Michigan 49946||77 miles|
|Price County Sheriff's Office||Phillips||Wisconsin 54555||78 miles|
|Delta County Sheriff's Office||Escanaba||Michigan 49829||83 miles|
|Gogebic County Sheriff's Office||Bessemer||Michigan 49911||83 miles|
|Taylor County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Wisconsin 54451||84 miles|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Hurley||Wisconsin 54534||86 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.