|Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office||Sheboygan||Wisconsin 53081|
|Manitowoc County Sheriff's Office||Manitowoc||Wisconsin 54220||24 miles|
|Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office||Port Washington||Wisconsin 53074||27 miles|
|Calumet County Sheriff's Office||Chilton||Wisconsin 53014||29 miles|
|Washington County Sheriff's Office||West Bend||Wisconsin 53090||31 miles|
|Fond Du Lac County Sheriff's Office||Fond du Lac||Wisconsin 54935||36 miles|
|Winnebago County Sheriff's Office||Oshkosh||Wisconsin 54901||47 miles|
|Outagamie County Sheriff's Office||Appleton||Wisconsin 54911||49 miles|
|Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office||Milwaukee||Wisconsin 53233||50 miles|
|Kewaunee County Sheriff's Office||Kewaunee||Wisconsin 54216||50 miles|
|Brown County Sheriff's Office||Green Bay||Wisconsin 54311||51 miles|
|Dodge County Sheriff's Office||Juneau||Wisconsin 53039||54 miles|
|Waukesha County Sheriff's Office||Waukesha||Wisconsin 53188||56 miles|
|Green Lake County Sheriff's Office||Green Lake||Wisconsin 54941||62 miles|
|Mason County Sheriff's Office||Ludington||Michigan 49431||66 miles|
|Racine County Sheriff's Office||Racine||Wisconsin 53403||71 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Jefferson||Wisconsin 53549||75 miles|
|Door County Sheriff's Office||Sturgeon Bay||Wisconsin 54235||75 miles|
|Walworth County Sheriff Services||Elkhorn||Wisconsin 53121||77 miles|
|Waupaca County Sheriff's Office||Waupaca||Wisconsin 54981||78 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.