|Rusk County Sheriff's Office||Ladysmith||Wisconsin 54848|
|Barron County Sheriff's Office||Barron||Wisconsin 54812||35 miles|
|Price County Sheriff's Office||Phillips||Wisconsin 54555||39 miles|
|Chippewa County Sheriff's Office||Chippewa Falls||Wisconsin 54729||39 miles|
|Sawyer County Sheriff's Office||Hayward||Wisconsin 54843||41 miles|
|Washburn County Sheriff's Office||Shell Lake||Wisconsin 54871||42 miles|
|Taylor County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Wisconsin 54451||45 miles|
|Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office||Eau Claire||Wisconsin 54703||49 miles|
|Dunn County Sheriff's Office||Menomonie||Wisconsin 54751||54 miles|
|Burnett County Jail||Siren||Wisconsin 54872||63 miles|
|Polk County Sheriff's Office||Balsam Lake||Wisconsin 54810||64 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Office||Neillsville||Wisconsin 54456||68 miles|
|Pepin County Sheriff's Office||Durand||Wisconsin 54736||71 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Merrill||Wisconsin 54452||73 miles|
|Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office||Whitehall||Wisconsin 54773||77 miles|
|Ashland County Sheriff||Ashland||Wisconsin 54806||78 miles|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Hurley||Wisconsin 54534||81 miles|
|Marathon County Sheriff's Office||Wausau||Wisconsin 54403||82 miles|
|Chisago County Sheriff's Office||Center||Minnesota 55012||82 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Black River Falls||Wisconsin 54615||82 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.