|Mccone County Sheriff's Office||Circle||Montana 59215|
|Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office||Wolf Point||Montana 59201||32 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff||Glasgow||Montana 59230||56 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Jordan||Montana 59337||58 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Glendive||Montana 59330||61 miles|
|Prairie County Sheriff's Office||Terry||Montana 59349||62 miles|
|Richland County Sheriff's Office||Sidney||Montana 59270||74 miles|
|Daniels County Sheriff's Office||Scobey||Montana 59263||82 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Miles||Montana 59301||85 miles|
|Wibaux County Sheriff's Office||Wibaux||Montana 59353||86 miles|
|Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office||Beach||North Dakota 58621||96 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Plentywood||Montana 59254||97 miles|
|Rosebud County Sheriff's Office||Forsyth||Montana 59327||104 miles|
|Williams County Sheriff's Office||Williston||North Dakota 58801||105 miles|
|Phillips County Sheriff's Office||Malta||Montana 59538||110 miles|
|Fallon County Sheriff's Office||Baker||Montana 59313||112 miles|
|McKenzie County Sheriff's Office||Watford||North Dakota 58854||115 miles|
|Billings County Sheriff's Office||Medora||North Dakota 58645||116 miles|
|County Sheriff||Hysham||Montana 59038||116 miles|
|County Sheriff||Winnett||Montana 59087||129 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.