|Park County Sheriff's Office||Cody||Wyoming 82414|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Red Lodge||Montana 59068||51 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Basin||Wyoming 82410||77 miles|
|Stillwater County Sheriff's Office||Columbus||Montana 59019||81 miles|
|Washakie County Sheriff||Worland||Wyoming 82401||87 miles|
|Hot Springs County Sheriff's Office||Thermopolis||Wyoming 82443||90 miles|
|Teton County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||Wyoming 83001||91 miles|
|Teton County Sheriff's Office||Driggs||Idaho 83422||92 miles|
|Park County Sheriff's Office||Livingston||Montana 59047||94 miles|
|Sweet Grass County Sheriff||Big Timber||Montana 59011||94 miles|
|Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office||Billings||Montana 59101||104 miles|
|Gallatin County Sheriff's Office||Bozeman||Montana 59715||108 miles|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||St. Anthony||Idaho 83445||110 miles|
|Sublette County Sheriff's Office||Pinedale||Wyoming 82941||113 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Rexburg||Idaho 83440||118 miles|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||Lander||Wyoming 82520||122 miles|
|Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office||Ryegate||Montana 59074||126 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Virginia City||Montana 59755||128 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Rigby||Idaho 83442||128 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Hardin||Montana 59034||129 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.