|Grant County Sheriff||Flasher||North Dakota 58535||20 miles|
|Hettinger County Sheriff's Office||Mott||North Dakota 58646||33 miles|
|Corson County Sheriff's Office||McIntosh||South Dakota 57641||33 miles|
|Morton County Sheriff's Office||Mandan||North Dakota 58554||48 miles|
|Sioux County Sheriff's Office||Fort Yates||North Dakota 58538||52 miles|
|Burleigh County Sheriff's Office||Bismarck||North Dakota 58502||52 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Hettinger||North Dakota 58639||54 miles|
|Stark County Sheriff's Office||Dickinson||North Dakota 58601||66 miles|
|Emmons County Sheriff's Office||Linton||North Dakota 58552||67 miles|
|Mercer County Sheriff's Office||Stanton||North Dakota 58571||67 miles|
|Oliver County Sheriff||Center||North Dakota 58530||68 miles|
|Dewey County Sheriff's Office||Timber Lake||South Dakota 57656||70 miles|
|Perkins County Sheriff||Bison||South Dakota 57620||70 miles|
|Mclean County Sheriff's Office||Washburn||North Dakota 58577||71 miles|
|Slope County Sheriff's Office||Amidon||North Dakota 58620||81 miles|
|Dunn County Sheriff's Office||Manning||North Dakota 58642||81 miles|
|Bowman County Sheriff's Office||Bowman||North Dakota 58623||85 miles|
|Campbell County Sheriff's Office||Mound City||South Dakota 57646||87 miles|
|Kidder County Sheriff||Steele||North Dakota 58482||89 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff||Napoleon||North Dakota 58561||90 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.