|Haakon County Sheriff's Office||Philip||South Dakota 57567|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Kadoka||South Dakota 57543||31 miles|
|Jones County Sheriff||Murdo||South Dakota 57559||52 miles|
|Ziebach County Sheriff's Office||Dupree||South Dakota 57623||53 miles|
|Stanley County Sheriff's Office||Fort Pierre||South Dakota 57532||61 miles|
|Hughes County Sheriff's Office||Pierre||South Dakota 57501||63 miles|
|Mellette County Sheriff's Office||White River||South Dakota 57579||65 miles|
|Bennett County Sheriff's Office||Martin||South Dakota 57551||77 miles|
|Sully County Sheriff's Office||Onida||South Dakota 57564||81 miles|
|Pennington County Sheriff's Office||Rapid||South Dakota 57701||82 miles|
|Todd County Sheriff's Office||Mission||South Dakota 57555||82 miles|
|Dewey County Sheriff's Office||Timber Lake||South Dakota 57656||83 miles|
|Lyman County Sheriff's Office||Kennebec||South Dakota 57544||90 miles|
|Potter County Sheriff's Office||Gettysburg||South Dakota 57442||95 miles|
|Meade County Sheriff's Office||Sturgis||South Dakota 57785||95 miles|
|Perkins County Sheriff||Bison||South Dakota 57620||96 miles|
|Lawrence County Sheriff's Office||Deadwood||South Dakota 57732||106 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Custer||South Dakota 57730||106 miles|
|Tripp County Sheriff's Office||Winner||South Dakota 57580||107 miles|
|Hyde County Sheriff's Office||Highmore||South Dakota 57345||108 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.