|Hill County Sheriff's Office||Havre||Montana 59501|
|Liberty County Sheriff's Office||Chester||Montana 59522||40 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Chinook||Montana 59523||40 miles|
|Chouteau County Sheriff's Office||Fort Benton||Montana 59442||62 miles|
|Toole County Sheriff||Shelby||Montana 59474||80 miles|
|Pondera County Sheriff's Office||Conrad||Montana 59425||90 miles|
|Cascade County Sheriff's Office||Great Falls||Montana 59404||96 miles|
|Glacier County Sheriff's Office||Cut Bank||Montana 59427||101 miles|
|Judith Basin County Sheriff's Office||Stanford||Montana 59479||102 miles|
|Phillips County Sheriff's Office||Malta||Montana 59538||104 miles|
|Teton County Sheriff's Office||Choteau||Montana 59422||111 miles|
|Fergus County Sheriff's Office||Lewistown||Montana 59457||113 miles|
|County Sheriff||Winnett||Montana 59087||139 miles|
|Meagher County Sheriff's Office||White Sulphur Springs||Montana 59645||149 miles|
|Wheatland County Sheriff's Office||Harlowton||Montana 59036||152 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff||Glasgow||Montana 59230||162 miles|
|Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office||Ryegate||Montana 59074||166 miles|
|Lewis And Clark County Sheriff's Office||Helena||Montana 59601||168 miles|
|Musselshell County Sheriff's Office||Roundup||Montana 59072||168 miles|
|Broadwater County Sheriff's Office||Townsend||Montana 59644||173 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.