|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Rexburg||Idaho 83440|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||St. Anthony||Idaho 83445||12 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Rigby||Idaho 83442||15 miles|
|Teton County Sheriff's Office||Driggs||Idaho 83422||28 miles|
|Bonneville County Sheriff's Office||Idaho Falls||Idaho 83402||28 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff||Dubois||Idaho 83423||39 miles|
|Teton County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||Wyoming 83001||50 miles|
|Bingham County Sheriff's Office||Blackfoot||Idaho 83221||54 miles|
|Bannock County Sheriff's Office||Pocatello||Idaho 83204||76 miles|
|Caribou County Sheriff's Office||Soda Springs||Idaho 83276||78 miles|
|Butte County Sheriff's Office||Arco||Idaho 83213||83 miles|
|Power County Jail||American Falls||Idaho 83211||92 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Virginia City||Montana 59755||105 miles|
|Bear Lake County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Idaho 83261||109 miles|
|Beaverhead County Sheriff's Office||Dillon||Montana 59725||110 miles|
|Sublette County Sheriff's Office||Pinedale||Wyoming 82941||110 miles|
|Oneida County Sheriff's Office||Malad||Idaho 83252||115 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Preston||Idaho 83263||117 miles|
|Minidoka County Sheriff's Office||Rupert||Idaho 83350||130 miles|
|Gallatin County Sheriff's Office||Bozeman||Montana 59715||133 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.