|Kidder County Sheriff||Steele||North Dakota 58482|
|Logan County Sheriff||Napoleon||North Dakota 58561||30 miles|
|Foster County Sheriff's Office||Carrington||North Dakota 58421||46 miles|
|Stutsman County Sheriff's Office||Jamestown||North Dakota 58401||48 miles|
|Wells County Sheriff's Office||Fessenden||North Dakota 58438||49 miles|
|Burleigh County Sheriff's Office||Bismarck||North Dakota 58502||50 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||McClusky||North Dakota 58463||50 miles|
|Emmons County Sheriff's Office||Linton||North Dakota 58552||52 miles|
|Morton County Sheriff's Office||Mandan||North Dakota 58554||55 miles|
|Eddy County Sheriff's Office||New Rockford||North Dakota 58356||58 miles|
|McIntosh County Sheriff||Ashley||North Dakota 58413||65 miles|
|Mclean County Sheriff's Office||Washburn||North Dakota 58577||66 miles|
|Oliver County Sheriff||Center||North Dakota 58530||67 miles|
|Sioux County Sheriff's Office||Fort Yates||North Dakota 58538||73 miles|
|Dickey County Sheriff's Office||Monango||North Dakota 58436||76 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff||Flasher||North Dakota 58535||79 miles|
|Lamoure County Sheriff's Office||LaMoure||North Dakota 58458||79 miles|
|Benson County Sheriff's Office||Minnewaukan||North Dakota 58351||81 miles|
|Barnes County Sheriff's Office||Valley||North Dakota 58072||82 miles|
|Mercer County Sheriff's Office||Stanton||North Dakota 58571||82 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.