|Hot Springs County Sheriff's Office||Thermopolis||Wyoming 82443|
|Washakie County Sheriff||Worland||Wyoming 82401||31 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Basin||Wyoming 82410||50 miles|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||Lander||Wyoming 82520||63 miles|
|Park County Sheriff's Office||Cody||Wyoming 82414||64 miles|
|Sublette County Sheriff's Office||Pinedale||Wyoming 82941||93 miles|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Buffalo||Wyoming 82834||96 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Wyoming 82801||105 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Red Lodge||Montana 59068||109 miles|
|Teton County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||Wyoming 83001||118 miles|
|Natrona County Sheriff's Office||Casper||Wyoming 82601||122 miles|
|Teton County Sheriff's Office||Driggs||Idaho 83422||134 miles|
|Stillwater County Sheriff's Office||Columbus||Montana 59019||139 miles|
|Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office||Billings||Montana 59101||143 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Hardin||Montana 59034||145 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Rawlins||Wyoming 82301||147 miles|
|Campbell County Sheriff||Gillette||Wyoming 82718||150 miles|
|Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office||Green River||Wyoming 82935||160 miles|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||St. Anthony||Idaho 83445||163 miles|
|Sweet Grass County Sheriff||Big Timber||Montana 59011||164 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.