|Prairie County Sheriff's Office||Terry||Montana 59349|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Miles||Montana 59301||32 miles|
|Mccone County Sheriff's Office||Circle||Montana 59215||42 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Glendive||Montana 59330||44 miles|
|Wibaux County Sheriff's Office||Wibaux||Montana 59353||63 miles|
|Fallon County Sheriff's Office||Baker||Montana 59313||66 miles|
|Rosebud County Sheriff's Office||Forsyth||Montana 59327||67 miles|
|Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office||Beach||North Dakota 58621||71 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Jordan||Montana 59337||75 miles|
|Carter County Sheriff's Office||Ekalaka||Montana 59324||78 miles|
|Richland County Sheriff's Office||Sidney||Montana 59270||88 miles|
|Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office||Wolf Point||Montana 59201||89 miles|
|County Sheriff||Hysham||Montana 59038||90 miles|
|Billings County Sheriff's Office||Medora||North Dakota 58645||94 miles|
|Powder River County Sheriff's Office||Broadus||Montana 59317||95 miles|
|Slope County Sheriff's Office||Amidon||North Dakota 58620||106 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff||Glasgow||Montana 59230||109 miles|
|Bowman County Sheriff's Office||Bowman||North Dakota 58623||109 miles|
|McKenzie County Sheriff's Office||Watford||North Dakota 58854||124 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Hardin||Montana 59034||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.