|Mason County Sheriff's Office||Ludington||Michigan 49431|
|Manistee County Sheriff's Office||Manistee||Michigan 49660||31 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Baldwin||Michigan 49304||45 miles|
|Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office||Manitowoc||Wisconsin 54220||46 miles|
|Kewaunee County Sheriff's Office||Kewaunee||Wisconsin 54216||49 miles|
|Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office||Sheboygan||Wisconsin 53081||51 miles|
|Benzie County Sheriff||Beulah||Michigan 49617||54 miles|
|Newaygo County Sheriff's Office||White Cloud||Michigan 49349||57 miles|
|Muskegon County Sheriff's Office||Muskegon||Michigan 49440||58 miles|
|Osceola County Sheriff's Office||Reed||Michigan 49677||62 miles|
|Door County Sheriff's Office||Sturgeon Bay||Wisconsin 54235||65 miles|
|Mecosta County Sheriff's Office||Big Rapids||Michigan 49307||67 miles|
|Brown County Sheriff's Office||Green Bay||Wisconsin 54311||69 miles|
|Wexford County Sheriff's Office||Cadillac||Michigan 49601||70 miles|
|Calumet County Sheriff's Office||Chilton||Wisconsin 53014||70 miles|
|Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office||Port Washington||Wisconsin 53074||72 miles|
|Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office||Traverse||Michigan 49686||77 miles|
|Missaukee County Sheriff's Office||Lake||Michigan 49651||80 miles|
|Ottawa County Sheriff's Office||West Olive||Michigan 49460||80 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||West Bend||Wisconsin 53090||81 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.