|Shawano County Sheriff's Office||Shawano||Wisconsin 54166|
|Menominee County Sheriff's Office||Keshena||Wisconsin 54135||10 miles|
|Langlade County Sheriff's Office||Antigo||Wisconsin 54409||31 miles|
|Waupaca County Sheriff's Office||Waupaca||Wisconsin 54981||34 miles|
|Outagamie County Sheriff's Office||Appleton||Wisconsin 54911||40 miles|
|Brown County Sheriff's Office||Green Bay||Wisconsin 54311||44 miles|
|Marathon County Sheriff's Office||Wausau||Wisconsin 54403||44 miles|
|Oconto County Sheriff's Office||Oconto||Wisconsin 54153||44 miles|
|Portage County Sheriff's Office||Stevens Point||Wisconsin 54481||45 miles|
|Winnebago County Sheriff's Office||Oshkosh||Wisconsin 54901||50 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Merrill||Wisconsin 54452||53 miles|
|Forest County Sheriff's Office||Crandon||Wisconsin 54520||54 miles|
|Waushara County Jail||Wautoma||Wisconsin 54982||56 miles|
|Marinette County Sheriff's Office||Marinette||Wisconsin 54143||58 miles|
|Wood County Sheriff's Office||Wisconsin Rapids||Wisconsin 54494||59 miles|
|Calumet County Sheriff's Office||Chilton||Wisconsin 53014||60 miles|
|Menominee County Sheriff's Office||Menominee||Michigan 49858||60 miles|
|Kewaunee County Sheriff's Office||Kewaunee||Wisconsin 54216||66 miles|
|Green Lake County Sheriff's Office||Green Lake||Wisconsin 54941||66 miles|
|Door County Sheriff's Office||Sturgeon Bay||Wisconsin 54235||67 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.