|Roberts County Sheriff's Office||Sisseton||South Dakota 57262|
|Traverse County Sheriff's Office||Wheaton||Minnesota 56296||25 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Milbank||South Dakota 57252||32 miles|
|Big Stone County Sheriff's Office||Ortonville||Minnesota 56278||33 miles|
|Day County Sheriff's Office||Webster||South Dakota 57274||34 miles|
|Marshall County Sheriff's Office||Britton||South Dakota 57430||41 miles|
|Sargent County Sheriff's Office||Forman||North Dakota 58032||47 miles|
|Richland County Sheriff Office||Wahpeton||North Dakota 58075||47 miles|
|Wilkin County Sheriff's Office||Breckenridge||Minnesota 56520||48 miles|
|Codington County Sheriff's Office||Watertown||South Dakota 57201||51 miles|
|Stevens County Sheriff's Office||Morris||Minnesota 56267||51 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff's Office||Elbow Lake||Minnesota 56531||53 miles|
|Lac Qui Parle County Sheriff's Office||Madison||Minnesota 56256||56 miles|
|Deuel County Sheriff's Office||Clear Lake||South Dakota 57226||61 miles|
|Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office||Fergus Falls||Minnesota 56537||62 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Office||Clark||South Dakota 57225||64 miles|
|Ransom County Sheriff's Office||Lisbon||North Dakota 58054||66 miles|
|Hamlin County Sheriff||Hayti||South Dakota 57241||68 miles|
|Swift County Sheriff's Office||Benson||Minnesota 56215||69 miles|
|County Sheriff||Aberdeen||South Dakota 57401||75 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.