|Lemhi County Sheriff's Office||Salmon||Idaho 83467|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Challis||Idaho 83226||34 miles|
|Beaverhead County Sheriff's Office||Dillon||Montana 59725||64 miles|
|Ravalli County Sheriff||Hamilton||Montana 59840||92 miles|
|Butte County Sheriff's Office||Arco||Idaho 83213||94 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff||Dubois||Idaho 83423||97 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Virginia City||Montana 59755||98 miles|
|Silver Bow County Sheriff's Office||Butte||Montana 59701||100 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Hailey||Idaho 83333||101 miles|
|Granite County Sheriff||Philipsburg||Montana 59858||101 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff's Office||Cascade||Idaho 83611||110 miles|
|Powell County Sheriff's Office||Deer Lodge||Montana 59722||116 miles|
|Camas County Sheriff's Office||Fairfield||Idaho 83327||118 miles|
|Boise County Sheriff's Office||Idaho||Idaho 83631||123 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Boulder||Montana 59632||124 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Council||Idaho 83612||126 miles|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||St. Anthony||Idaho 83445||127 miles|
|Idaho County Sheriff's Office||Grangeville||Idaho 83530||128 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Rexburg||Idaho 83440||129 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Rigby||Idaho 83442||130 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.