|Oconto County Sheriff's Office||Oconto||Wisconsin 54153|
|Menominee County Sheriff's Office||Keshena||Wisconsin 54135||21 miles|
|Shawano County Sheriff's Office||Shawano||Wisconsin 54166||25 miles|
|Marinette County Sheriff's Office||Marinette||Wisconsin 54143||28 miles|
|Menominee County Sheriff's Office||Menominee||Michigan 49858||30 miles|
|Brown County Sheriff's Office||Green Bay||Wisconsin 54311||39 miles|
|Door County Sheriff's Office||Sturgeon Bay||Wisconsin 54235||41 miles|
|Langlade County Sheriff's Office||Antigo||Wisconsin 54409||47 miles|
|Kewaunee County Sheriff's Office||Kewaunee||Wisconsin 54216||51 miles|
|Outagamie County Sheriff's Office||Appleton||Wisconsin 54911||52 miles|
|Forest County Sheriff's Office||Crandon||Wisconsin 54520||52 miles|
|Dickinson County Sheriff's Office||Iron Mountain||Michigan 49801||57 miles|
|Waupaca County Sheriff's Office||Waupaca||Wisconsin 54981||61 miles|
|Florence County Sheriff's Office||Florence||Wisconsin 54121||64 miles|
|Winnebago County Sheriff's Office||Oshkosh||Wisconsin 54901||66 miles|
|Calumet County Sheriff's Office||Chilton||Wisconsin 53014||67 miles|
|Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office||Manitowoc||Wisconsin 54220||68 miles|
|Marathon County Sheriff's Office||Wausau||Wisconsin 54403||69 miles|
|Oneida County Sheriff||Rhinelander||Wisconsin 54501||73 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Merrill||Wisconsin 54452||73 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.