|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Buffalo||Wyoming 82834|
|Campbell County Sheriff||Gillette||Wyoming 82718||56 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Wyoming 82801||56 miles|
|Washakie County Sheriff||Worland||Wyoming 82401||68 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Basin||Wyoming 82410||76 miles|
|Natrona County Sheriff's Office||Casper||Wyoming 82601||83 miles|
|Hot Springs County Sheriff's Office||Thermopolis||Wyoming 82443||85 miles|
|Converse County Sheriff’s Office||Douglas||Wyoming 82633||107 miles|
|Crook County Sheriff's Office||Sundance||Wyoming 82729||112 miles|
|Powder River County Sheriff's Office||Broadus||Montana 59317||113 miles|
|Weston County||Newcastle||Wyoming 82701||119 miles|
|Park County Sheriff's Office||Cody||Wyoming 82414||127 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Hardin||Montana 59034||127 miles|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||Lander||Wyoming 82520||136 miles|
|Niobrara County Sheriff's Office||Lusk||Wyoming 82225||139 miles|
|Butte County Sheriff's Office||Belle Fourche||South Dakota 57717||142 miles|
|Lawrence County Sheriff's Office||Deadwood||South Dakota 57732||143 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Custer||South Dakota 57730||150 miles|
|Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office||Billings||Montana 59101||152 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Red Lodge||Montana 59068||153 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.