|Idaho County Sheriff's Office||Grangeville||Idaho 83530|
|Lewis County Sheriff's Office||Nezperce||Idaho 83543||46 miles|
|Clearwater County Sheriff's Office||Orofino||Idaho 83544||58 miles|
|Ravalli County Sheriff||Hamilton||Montana 59840||68 miles|
|Asotin County Sheriff's Office||Asotin||Washington 99402||83 miles|
|Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office||Lewiston||Idaho 83501||84 miles|
|Lemhi County Sheriff's Office||Salmon||Idaho 83467||89 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Council||Idaho 83612||90 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff's Office||Cascade||Idaho 83611||96 miles|
|Mineral County Sheriff's Office||Superior||Montana 59872||97 miles|
|Missoula County Sheriff's Office||Missoula||Montana 59802||100 miles|
|Granite County Sheriff||Philipsburg||Montana 59858||109 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Pomeroy||Washington 99347||111 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Challis||Idaho 83226||111 miles|
|Benewah County Sheriff's Office||St. Maries||Idaho 83861||114 miles|
|Shoshone County Sheriff's Office||Wallace||Idaho 83873||114 miles|
|Whitman County Sheriff's Office||Colfax||Washington 99111||115 miles|
|Sanders County Sheriff's Office||Thompson Falls||Montana 59873||121 miles|
|Columbia County Sheriff's Office||Dayton||Washington 99328||125 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||La Grande||Oregon 97850||132 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.