|Muskegon County Sheriff's Office||Muskegon||Michigan 49440|
|Ottawa County Sheriff's Office||West Olive||Michigan 49460||41 miles|
|Mason County Sheriff's Office||Ludington||Michigan 49431||49 miles|
|Newaygo County Sheriff's Office||White Cloud||Michigan 49349||52 miles|
|Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office||Sheboygan||Wisconsin 53081||58 miles|
|Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office||Port Washington||Wisconsin 53074||58 miles|
|Kent County Sheriff's Office||Grand Rapids||Michigan 49503||61 miles|
|Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office||Milwaukee||Wisconsin 53233||61 miles|
|Lake County Sheriff's Office||Baldwin||Michigan 49304||62 miles|
|Racine County Sheriff's Office||Racine||Wisconsin 53403||65 miles|
|Allegan County Sheriff's Office||Allegan||Michigan 49010||70 miles|
|Mecosta County Sheriff's Office||Big Rapids||Michigan 49307||70 miles|
|Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office||Manitowoc||Wisconsin 54220||71 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||West Bend||Wisconsin 53090||72 miles|
|Manistee County Sheriff's Office||Manistee||Michigan 49660||72 miles|
|Kenosha County Sheriff's Office||Kenosha||Wisconsin 53140||73 miles|
|Osceola County Sheriff's Office||Reed||Michigan 49677||74 miles|
|Waukesha County Sheriff's Office||Waukesha||Wisconsin 53188||77 miles|
|Berrien County Sheriff's Office||St. Joseph||Michigan 49085||83 miles|
|Montcalm County Sheriff's Office||Stanton||Michigan 48888||84 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.