|Natrona County Sheriff's Office||Casper||Wyoming 82601|
|Converse County Sheriff’s Office||Douglas||Wyoming 82633||72 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Rawlins||Wyoming 82301||85 miles|
|Hot Springs County Sheriff's Office||Thermopolis||Wyoming 82443||86 miles|
|Washakie County Sheriff||Worland||Wyoming 82401||94 miles|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Buffalo||Wyoming 82834||95 miles|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||Lander||Wyoming 82520||100 miles|
|Campbell County Sheriff||Gillette||Wyoming 82718||110 miles|
|Platte County Sheriff's Office||Wheatland||Wyoming 82201||112 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Basin||Wyoming 82410||116 miles|
|Niobrara County Sheriff's Office||Lusk||Wyoming 82225||118 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Wyoming 82801||128 miles|
|Albany County Sheriff||Laramie||Wyoming 82070||130 miles|
|Weston County||Newcastle||Wyoming 82701||142 miles|
|Goshen County Sheriff's Office||Torrington||Wyoming 82240||146 miles|
|Sioux County Sheriff's Office||Harrison||Nebraska 69346||147 miles|
|Crook County Sheriff's Office||Sundance||Wyoming 82729||155 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Walden||Colorado 80480||157 miles|
|Park County Sheriff's Office||Cody||Wyoming 82414||157 miles|
|Sublette County Sheriff's Office||Pinedale||Wyoming 82941||157 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.