|Sanilac County Sheriff's Office||Sandusky||Michigan 48471|
|Huron County Sheriff's Office||Bad Axe||Michigan 48413||30 miles|
|St Clair County Central Dispatch||Port Huron||Michigan 48060||36 miles|
|Tuscola County Sheriff||Caro||Michigan 48723||38 miles|
|Lapeer County Sheriff's Office||Lapeer||Michigan 48446||46 miles|
|Macomb County Sheriff's Office||Mount Clemens||Michigan 48043||59 miles|
|Genesee County Sheriff's Office||Flint||Michigan 48502||61 miles|
|Bay County Sheriff's Office||Bay||Michigan 48708||63 miles|
|Oakland County Sheriff's Office||Pontiac||Michigan 48341||65 miles|
|Saginaw County Sheriff's Office||Saginaw||Michigan 48602||66 miles|
|Iosco County Sheriff's Office||Tawas||Michigan 48763||71 miles|
|Arenac County Sheriff's Office||Standish||Michigan 48658||75 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Detroit||Michigan 48201||79 miles|
|Midland County Sheriff's Office||Midland||Michigan 48640||80 miles|
|Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office||Corunna||Michigan 48817||81 miles|
|Livingston County Sheriff's Office||Howell||Michigan 48843||88 miles|
|Alcona County Sheriff's Office||Harrisville||Michigan 48740||90 miles|
|Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office||Ann Arbor||Michigan 48105||98 miles|
|Ogemaw County Sheriff's Office||West Branch||Michigan 48661||98 miles|
|Gratiot County Sheriff||Ithaca||Michigan 48847||99 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.