|Power County Jail||American Falls||Idaho 83211|
|Bannock County Sheriff's Office||Pocatello||Idaho 83204||25 miles|
|Minidoka County Sheriff's Office||Rupert||Idaho 83350||43 miles|
|Bingham County Sheriff's Office||Blackfoot||Idaho 83221||43 miles|
|Oneida County Sheriff's Office||Malad||Idaho 83252||46 miles|
|Cassia County Sheriff's Office||Burley||Idaho 83318||49 miles|
|Caribou County Sheriff's Office||Soda Springs||Idaho 83276||64 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Preston||Idaho 83263||64 miles|
|Bonneville County Sheriff's Office||Idaho Falls||Idaho 83402||69 miles|
|Butte County Sheriff's Office||Arco||Idaho 83213||69 miles|
|Cache County Sheriff's Office||Mendon||Utah 84325||76 miles|
|Bear Lake County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Idaho 83261||80 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff||Shoshone||Idaho 83352||81 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Rigby||Idaho 83442||83 miles|
|Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office||Twin Falls||Idaho 83301||83 miles|
|Jerome County Sheriff's Office||Jerome||Idaho 83338||85 miles|
|Box Elder County Sheriff's Office||Brigham||Utah 84302||92 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Hailey||Idaho 83333||92 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Rexburg||Idaho 83440||95 miles|
|Gooding County Sheriff's Office||Gooding||Idaho 83330||96 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.