|Rosebud County Sheriff's Office||Forsyth||Montana 59327|
|County Sheriff||Hysham||Montana 59038||28 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Miles||Montana 59301||42 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Hardin||Montana 59034||55 miles|
|Prairie County Sheriff's Office||Terry||Montana 59349||77 miles|
|Powder River County Sheriff's Office||Broadus||Montana 59317||79 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Jordan||Montana 59337||80 miles|
|Musselshell County Sheriff's Office||Roundup||Montana 59072||92 miles|
|Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office||Billings||Montana 59101||92 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Wyoming 82801||95 miles|
|County Sheriff||Winnett||Montana 59087||98 miles|
|Mccone County Sheriff's Office||Circle||Montana 59215||100 miles|
|Carter County Sheriff's Office||Ekalaka||Montana 59324||103 miles|
|Fallon County Sheriff's Office||Baker||Montana 59313||115 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Glendive||Montana 59330||115 miles|
|Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office||Ryegate||Montana 59074||124 miles|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Buffalo||Wyoming 82834||126 miles|
|Stillwater County Sheriff's Office||Columbus||Montana 59019||130 miles|
|Wibaux County Sheriff's Office||Wibaux||Montana 59353||130 miles|
|Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office||Beach||North Dakota 58621||136 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.