|Oliver County Sheriff||Center||North Dakota 58530|
|Mercer County Sheriff's Office||Stanton||North Dakota 58571||14 miles|
|Mclean County Sheriff's Office||Washburn||North Dakota 58577||19 miles|
|Morton County Sheriff's Office||Mandan||North Dakota 58554||29 miles|
|Burleigh County Sheriff's Office||Bismarck||North Dakota 58502||34 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff||Flasher||North Dakota 58535||46 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||McClusky||North Dakota 58463||49 miles|
|Dunn County Sheriff's Office||Manning||North Dakota 58642||68 miles|
|Kidder County Sheriff||Steele||North Dakota 58482||69 miles|
|Hettinger County Sheriff's Office||Mott||North Dakota 58646||70 miles|
|Stark County Sheriff's Office||Dickinson||North Dakota 58601||70 miles|
|Ward County Sheriff's Office||Minot||North Dakota 58701||77 miles|
|Emmons County Sheriff's Office||Linton||North Dakota 58552||78 miles|
|Sioux County Sheriff's Office||Fort Yates||North Dakota 58538||79 miles|
|Corson County Sheriff's Office||McIntosh||South Dakota 57641||83 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff||Napoleon||North Dakota 58561||85 miles|
|Wells County Sheriff's Office||Fessenden||North Dakota 58438||88 miles|
|Mchenry County Sheriff's Office||Towner||North Dakota 58788||95 miles|
|Mountrail County Sheriff's Office||Stanley||North Dakota 58784||96 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Hettinger||North Dakota 58639||99 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.