|Park County Sheriff's Office||Livingston||Montana 59047|
|Gallatin County Sheriff's Office||Bozeman||Montana 59715||31 miles|
|Sweet Grass County Sheriff||Big Timber||Montana 59011||40 miles|
|Stillwater County Sheriff's Office||Columbus||Montana 59019||64 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Red Lodge||Montana 59068||64 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Virginia City||Montana 59755||69 miles|
|Wheatland County Sheriff's Office||Harlowton||Montana 59036||78 miles|
|Broadwater County Sheriff's Office||Townsend||Montana 59644||78 miles|
|Meagher County Sheriff's Office||White Sulphur Springs||Montana 59645||80 miles|
|Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office||Ryegate||Montana 59074||86 miles|
|Park County Sheriff's Office||Cody||Wyoming 82414||95 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Boulder||Montana 59632||95 miles|
|Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office||Billings||Montana 59101||101 miles|
|Beaverhead County Sheriff's Office||Dillon||Montana 59725||103 miles|
|Silver Bow County Sheriff's Office||Butte||Montana 59701||105 miles|
|Lewis And Clark County Sheriff's Office||Helena||Montana 59601||108 miles|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||St. Anthony||Idaho 83445||115 miles|
|Musselshell County Sheriff's Office||Roundup||Montana 59072||119 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff||Dubois||Idaho 83423||120 miles|
|Judith Basin County Sheriff's Office||Stanford||Montana 59479||120 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.