|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Plentywood||Montana 59254|
|Daniels County Sheriff's Office||Scobey||Montana 59263||41 miles|
|Williams County Sheriff's Office||Williston||North Dakota 58801||57 miles|
|Divide County Sheriff's Office||Crosby||North Dakota 58730||58 miles|
|Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office||Wolf Point||Montana 59201||66 miles|
|Richland County Sheriff's Office||Sidney||Montana 59270||70 miles|
|McKenzie County Sheriff's Office||Watford||North Dakota 58854||85 miles|
|Mccone County Sheriff's Office||Circle||Montana 59215||101 miles|
|Mountrail County Sheriff's Office||Stanley||North Dakota 58784||102 miles|
|Valley County Sheriff||Glasgow||Montana 59230||103 miles|
|Burke County Sheriff's Office||Bowbells||North Dakota 58721||104 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Glendive||Montana 59330||109 miles|
|Wibaux County Sheriff's Office||Wibaux||Montana 59353||120 miles|
|Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office||Beach||North Dakota 58621||126 miles|
|Dunn County Sheriff's Office||Manning||North Dakota 58642||130 miles|
|Billings County Sheriff's Office||Medora||North Dakota 58645||132 miles|
|Prairie County Sheriff's Office||Terry||Montana 59349||137 miles|
|Renville County Sheriff's Office||Mohall||North Dakota 58761||138 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Jordan||Montana 59337||146 miles|
|Stark County Sheriff's Office||Dickinson||North Dakota 58601||149 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.