|Phillips County Sheriff's Office||Malta||Montana 59538|
|Valley County Sheriff||Glasgow||Montana 59230||60 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Chinook||Montana 59523||64 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Jordan||Montana 59337||80 miles|
|Hill County Sheriff's Office||Havre||Montana 59501||84 miles|
|County Sheriff||Winnett||Montana 59087||88 miles|
|Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office||Wolf Point||Montana 59201||106 miles|
|Fergus County Sheriff's Office||Lewistown||Montana 59457||108 miles|
|Daniels County Sheriff's Office||Scobey||Montana 59263||121 miles|
|Mccone County Sheriff's Office||Circle||Montana 59215||123 miles|
|Musselshell County Sheriff's Office||Roundup||Montana 59072||128 miles|
|Chouteau County Sheriff's Office||Fort Benton||Montana 59442||130 miles|
|Judith Basin County Sheriff's Office||Stanford||Montana 59479||131 miles|
|County Sheriff||Hysham||Montana 59038||139 miles|
|Liberty County Sheriff's Office||Chester||Montana 59522||140 miles|
|Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office||Ryegate||Montana 59074||149 miles|
|Rosebud County Sheriff's Office||Forsyth||Montana 59327||149 miles|
|Wheatland County Sheriff's Office||Harlowton||Montana 59036||154 miles|
|Prairie County Sheriff's Office||Terry||Montana 59349||158 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Plentywood||Montana 59254||159 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.