Bonner County Sheriff's Department 4001 North Boyer Avenue Sandpoint ID 83864 0.8 miles from Ponderay 208-263-8417
Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office PO Box 5075 Newport WA 99156 25.4 miles from Ponderay 509-447-3151
Boundary County Sheriff's Office PO Box 127 Bonners Ferry ID 83805 28.0 miles from Ponderay 208-267-3151
Kootenai County Sheriff's Office 5500 North Government Way Coeur d'Alene ID 83815 42.4 miles from Ponderay 208-446-1300
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office 512 California Avenue Libby MT 59923 45.6 miles from Ponderay 406-293-4112
A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official for a county. Sheriffs usually have policing jurisdiction over unincorporated areas of the county, though in some states, sheriffs have jurisdiction throughout the state.
In many locations, the sheriff also runs the county jail.
The sheriff keeps records on criminal arrests, incidents reported to the sheriff, traffic collision reports, and other records. Many of these records are available to the public.