|Renville County Sheriff's Office||Mohall||North Dakota 58761|
|Burke County Sheriff's Office||Bowbells||North Dakota 58721||28 miles|
|Ward County Sheriff's Office||Minot||North Dakota 58701||37 miles|
|Mountrail County Sheriff's Office||Stanley||North Dakota 58784||43 miles|
|Bottineau County Sheriff's Office||Bottineau||North Dakota 58318||56 miles|
|Mchenry County Sheriff's Office||Towner||North Dakota 58788||63 miles|
|Divide County Sheriff's Office||Crosby||North Dakota 58730||76 miles|
|Pierce County Sheriff's Office||Rugby||North Dakota 58368||80 miles|
|Rolette County Sheriff's Office||Rolla||North Dakota 58367||94 miles|
|Mercer County Sheriff's Office||Stanton||North Dakota 58571||97 miles|
|McKenzie County Sheriff's Office||Watford||North Dakota 58854||98 miles|
|Williams County Sheriff's Office||Williston||North Dakota 58801||98 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||McClusky||North Dakota 58463||102 miles|
|Mclean County Sheriff's Office||Washburn||North Dakota 58577||102 miles|
|Oliver County Sheriff||Center||North Dakota 58530||104 miles|
|Towner County Sheriff||Cando||North Dakota 58324||113 miles|
|Dunn County Sheriff's Office||Manning||North Dakota 58642||115 miles|
|Benson County Sheriff's Office||Minnewaukan||North Dakota 58351||119 miles|
|Wells County Sheriff's Office||Fessenden||North Dakota 58438||119 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Plentywood||Montana 59254||132 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.