|Mercer County Sheriff's Office||Stanton||North Dakota 58571|
|Oliver County Sheriff||Center||North Dakota 58530||35 miles|
|Mclean County Sheriff's Office||Washburn||North Dakota 58577||38 miles|
|Dunn County Sheriff's Office||Manning||North Dakota 58642||44 miles|
|Stark County Sheriff's Office||Dickinson||North Dakota 58601||53 miles|
|Morton County Sheriff's Office||Mandan||North Dakota 58554||55 miles|
|Burleigh County Sheriff's Office||Bismarck||North Dakota 58502||61 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff||Flasher||North Dakota 58535||65 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||McClusky||North Dakota 58463||66 miles|
|Hettinger County Sheriff's Office||Mott||North Dakota 58646||69 miles|
|Ward County Sheriff's Office||Minot||North Dakota 58701||69 miles|
|Mountrail County Sheriff's Office||Stanley||North Dakota 58784||74 miles|
|McKenzie County Sheriff's Office||Watford||North Dakota 58854||76 miles|
|Billings County Sheriff's Office||Medora||North Dakota 58645||84 miles|
|Slope County Sheriff's Office||Amidon||North Dakota 58620||90 miles|
|Kidder County Sheriff||Steele||North Dakota 58482||95 miles|
|Mchenry County Sheriff's Office||Towner||North Dakota 58788||98 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Hettinger||North Dakota 58639||98 miles|
|Corson County Sheriff's Office||McIntosh||South Dakota 57641||98 miles|
|Williams County Sheriff's Office||Williston||North Dakota 58801||101 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.