|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Hurley||Wisconsin 54534|
|Gogebic County Sheriff's Office||Bessemer||Michigan 49911||15 miles|
|Ashland County Sheriff||Ashland||Wisconsin 54806||34 miles|
|Bayfield County Sheriff's Office||Washburn||Wisconsin 54891||39 miles|
|Price County Sheriff's Office||Phillips||Wisconsin 54555||44 miles|
|Vilas County Sheriff's Office||Eagle River||Wisconsin 54521||56 miles|
|Ontonagon County Sheriff's Office||Ontonagon||Michigan 49953||59 miles|
|Sawyer County Sheriff's Office||Hayward||Wisconsin 54843||62 miles|
|Oneida County Sheriff||Rhinelander||Wisconsin 54501||63 miles|
|Rusk County Sheriff's Office||Ladysmith||Wisconsin 54848||72 miles|
|Taylor County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Wisconsin 54451||82 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Two Harbors||Minnesota 55616||82 miles|
|Forest County Sheriff's Office||Crandon||Wisconsin 54520||84 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Merrill||Wisconsin 54452||84 miles|
|Washburn County Sheriff's Office||Shell Lake||Wisconsin 54871||90 miles|
|Baraga County Sheriff's Office||L'Anse||Michigan 49946||91 miles|
|Douglas County Sheriff's Office||Superior||Wisconsin 54880||91 miles|
|St Louis County Sheriff's Office||Duluth||Minnesota 55802||93 miles|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Crystal Falls||Michigan 49920||93 miles|
|Houghton County Sheriff's Office||Houghton||Michigan 49931||97 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.