|County Sheriff||Winnett||Montana 59087|
|Musselshell County Sheriff's Office||Roundup||Montana 59072||50 miles|
|Fergus County Sheriff's Office||Lewistown||Montana 59457||57 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Jordan||Montana 59337||63 miles|
|County Sheriff||Hysham||Montana 59038||75 miles|
|Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office||Ryegate||Montana 59074||76 miles|
|Phillips County Sheriff's Office||Malta||Montana 59538||86 miles|
|Wheatland County Sheriff's Office||Harlowton||Montana 59036||90 miles|
|Judith Basin County Sheriff's Office||Stanford||Montana 59479||94 miles|
|Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office||Billings||Montana 59101||95 miles|
|Rosebud County Sheriff's Office||Forsyth||Montana 59327||95 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Hardin||Montana 59034||102 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff||Glasgow||Montana 59230||104 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Chinook||Montana 59523||110 miles|
|Stillwater County Sheriff's Office||Columbus||Montana 59019||115 miles|
|Hill County Sheriff's Office||Havre||Montana 59501||119 miles|
|Sweet Grass County Sheriff||Big Timber||Montana 59011||122 miles|
|Chouteau County Sheriff's Office||Fort Benton||Montana 59442||123 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Miles||Montana 59301||124 miles|
|Mccone County Sheriff's Office||Circle||Montana 59215||125 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.