|Laramie County Sheriff's Office||Cheyenne||Wyoming 82001|
|Albany County Sheriff||Laramie||Wyoming 82070||48 miles|
|Banner County Sheriff's Office||Harrisburg||Nebraska 69345||52 miles|
|Kimball County Sheriff's Office||Kimball||Nebraska 69145||52 miles|
|Larimer County Sheriff's Office||Fort Collins||Colorado 80525||54 miles|
|Platte County Sheriff's Office||Wheatland||Wyoming 82201||55 miles|
|Weld County Sheriff's Office||Greeley||Colorado 80631||58 miles|
|Goshen County Sheriff's Office||Torrington||Wyoming 82240||59 miles|
|Scotts Bluff County: Management Accountant||Gering||Nebraska 69341||63 miles|
|Morrill County Sheriff's Office||Bridgeport||Nebraska 69336||85 miles|
|Morgan County Sheriff's Office||Fort Morgan||Colorado 80701||85 miles|
|Cheyenne County Sheriff||Sidney||Nebraska 69162||88 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Brighton||Colorado 80601||90 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff's Office||Sterling||Colorado 80751||90 miles|
|Boulder County Sheriff's Office||Boulder||Colorado 80301||93 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Walden||Colorado 80480||93 miles|
|Broomfield County Sheriff's Office||Broomfield||Colorado 80020||97 miles|
|Niobrara County Sheriff's Office||Lusk||Wyoming 82225||102 miles|
|Sioux County Sheriff's Office||Harrison||Nebraska 69346||104 miles|
|Box Butte County Sheriff's Office||Alliance||Nebraska 69301||108 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.