|Ransom County Sheriff's Office||Lisbon||North Dakota 58054|
|Sargent County Sheriff's Office||Forman||North Dakota 58032||24 miles|
|Lamoure County Sheriff's Office||LaMoure||North Dakota 58458||32 miles|
|Barnes County Sheriff's Office||Valley||North Dakota 58072||37 miles|
|Marshall County Sheriff's Office||Britton||South Dakota 57430||46 miles|
|Dickey County Sheriff's Office||Monango||North Dakota 58436||49 miles|
|Cass County Sheriff's Office||Fargo||North Dakota 58103||50 miles|
|Richland County Sheriff Office||Wahpeton||North Dakota 58075||51 miles|
|Clay County Sheriff’s Office||Moorhead||Minnesota 56560||52 miles|
|Wilkin County Sheriff's Office||Breckenridge||Minnesota 56520||52 miles|
|Stutsman County Sheriff's Office||Jamestown||North Dakota 58401||59 miles|
|Roberts County Sheriff's Office||Sisseton||South Dakota 57262||62 miles|
|Traverse County Sheriff's Office||Wheaton||Minnesota 56296||71 miles|
|Traill County Sheriff's Office||Hillsboro||North Dakota 58045||71 miles|
|Griggs County Sheriff||Cooperstown||North Dakota 58425||72 miles|
|Steele County Sheriff's Office||Finley||North Dakota 58230||74 miles|
|Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office||Fergus Falls||Minnesota 56537||76 miles|
|Day County Sheriff's Office||Webster||South Dakota 57274||77 miles|
|County Sheriff||Aberdeen||South Dakota 57401||79 miles|
|Norman County Sheriff's Office||Ada||Minnesota 56510||79 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.