|Payette County Sheriff's Office||Payette||Idaho 83661|
|Gem County Sheriff's Office||Emmett||Idaho 83617||15 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||Weiser||Idaho 83672||20 miles|
|Canyon County Sheriff's Office||Caldwell||Idaho 83605||24 miles|
|Malheur County Sheriff's Office||Vale||Oregon 97918||24 miles|
|Ada County Sheriff's Office||Boise||Idaho 83704||36 miles|
|Boise County Sheriff's Office||Idaho||Idaho 83631||47 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff's Office||Cascade||Idaho 83611||50 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Council||Idaho 83612||53 miles|
|Owyhee County Sheriff's Office||Murphy||Idaho 83650||56 miles|
|Baker County Jail||Baker||Oregon 97814||77 miles|
|Elmore County Sheriff's Office||Mountain Home||Idaho 83647||80 miles|
|Camas County Sheriff's Office||Fairfield||Idaho 83327||108 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Canyon City||Oregon 97820||112 miles|
|Union County Sheriff's Office||La Grande||Oregon 97850||113 miles|
|Harney County Sheriff's Office||Burns||Oregon 97720||119 miles|
|Gooding County Sheriff's Office||Gooding||Idaho 83330||126 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Hailey||Idaho 83333||127 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Challis||Idaho 83226||130 miles|
|Idaho County Sheriff's Office||Grangeville||Idaho 83530||136 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.