|Platte County Sheriff's Office||Wheatland||Wyoming 82201|
|Goshen County Sheriff's Office||Torrington||Wyoming 82240||40 miles|
|Converse County Sheriff’s Office||Douglas||Wyoming 82633||49 miles|
|Niobrara County Sheriff's Office||Lusk||Wyoming 82225||50 miles|
|Albany County Sheriff||Laramie||Wyoming 82070||65 miles|
|Sioux County Sheriff's Office||Harrison||Nebraska 69346||67 miles|
|Laramie County Sheriff's Office||Cheyenne||Wyoming 82001||69 miles|
|Scotts Bluff County: Management Accountant||Gering||Nebraska 69341||70 miles|
|Banner County Sheriff's Office||Harrisburg||Nebraska 69345||75 miles|
|Natrona County Sheriff's Office||Casper||Wyoming 82601||86 miles|
|Kimball County Sheriff's Office||Kimball||Nebraska 69145||91 miles|
|Morrill County Sheriff's Office||Bridgeport||Nebraska 69336||101 miles|
|Box Butte County Sheriff's Office||Alliance||Nebraska 69301||106 miles|
|Larimer County Sheriff's Office||Fort Collins||Colorado 80525||108 miles|
|Dawes County Sheriff's Office||Chadron||Nebraska 69337||111 miles|
|Weld County Sheriff's Office||Greeley||Colorado 80631||117 miles|
|Fall River County Sheriff Office||Hot Springs||South Dakota 57747||117 miles|
|Fall River County Sheriff's Office||Hot Springs||South Dakota 57747||117 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Walden||Colorado 80480||119 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Rawlins||Wyoming 82301||119 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.