|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||Lander||Wyoming 82520|
|Hot Springs County Sheriff's Office||Thermopolis||Wyoming 82443||46 miles|
|Sublette County Sheriff's Office||Pinedale||Wyoming 82941||65 miles|
|Washakie County Sheriff||Worland||Wyoming 82401||74 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Basin||Wyoming 82410||96 miles|
|Park County Sheriff's Office||Cody||Wyoming 82414||105 miles|
|Teton County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||Wyoming 83001||112 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Rawlins||Wyoming 82301||113 miles|
|Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office||Green River||Wyoming 82935||114 miles|
|Natrona County Sheriff's Office||Casper||Wyoming 82601||116 miles|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Buffalo||Wyoming 82834||130 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Kemmerer||Wyoming 83101||132 miles|
|Teton County Sheriff's Office||Driggs||Idaho 83422||134 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Wyoming 82801||147 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Red Lodge||Montana 59068||151 miles|
|Bear Lake County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Idaho 83261||153 miles|
|Caribou County Sheriff's Office||Soda Springs||Idaho 83276||153 miles|
|Daggett County Sheriff's Office||Manila||Utah 84046||154 miles|
|Rich County Sheriff's Office||Randolph||Utah 84064||163 miles|
|Converse County Sheriff’s Office||Douglas||Wyoming 82633||165 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.