|Price County Sheriff's Office||Phillips||Wisconsin 54555|
|Taylor County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Wisconsin 54451||37 miles|
|Rusk County Sheriff's Office||Ladysmith||Wisconsin 54848||39 miles|
|Oneida County Sheriff||Rhinelander||Wisconsin 54501||47 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Merrill||Wisconsin 54452||47 miles|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Hurley||Wisconsin 54534||54 miles|
|Vilas County Sheriff's Office||Eagle River||Wisconsin 54521||56 miles|
|Gogebic County Sheriff's Office||Bessemer||Michigan 49911||57 miles|
|Sawyer County Sheriff's Office||Hayward||Wisconsin 54843||59 miles|
|Marathon County Sheriff's Office||Wausau||Wisconsin 54403||61 miles|
|Ashland County Sheriff||Ashland||Wisconsin 54806||68 miles|
|Langlade County Sheriff's Office||Antigo||Wisconsin 54409||69 miles|
|Forest County Sheriff's Office||Crandon||Wisconsin 54520||71 miles|
|Chippewa County Sheriff's Office||Chippewa Falls||Wisconsin 54729||72 miles|
|Bayfield County Sheriff's Office||Washburn||Wisconsin 54891||74 miles|
|Barron County Sheriff's Office||Barron||Wisconsin 54812||74 miles|
|Washburn County Sheriff's Office||Shell Lake||Wisconsin 54871||76 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Office||Neillsville||Wisconsin 54456||78 miles|
|Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office||Eau Claire||Wisconsin 54703||82 miles|
|Portage County Sheriff's Office||Stevens Point||Wisconsin 54481||89 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.