|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Wyoming 82801|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Buffalo||Wyoming 82834||31 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Basin||Wyoming 82410||64 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Hardin||Montana 59034||75 miles|
|Washakie County Sheriff||Worland||Wyoming 82401||75 miles|
|Campbell County Sheriff||Gillette||Wyoming 82718||76 miles|
|Powder River County Sheriff's Office||Broadus||Montana 59317||85 miles|
|Hot Springs County Sheriff's Office||Thermopolis||Wyoming 82443||102 miles|
|Rosebud County Sheriff's Office||Forsyth||Montana 59327||103 miles|
|Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office||Billings||Montana 59101||105 miles|
|County Sheriff||Hysham||Montana 59038||106 miles|
|Park County Sheriff's Office||Cody||Wyoming 82414||108 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Red Lodge||Montana 59068||119 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Miles||Montana 59301||123 miles|
|Crook County Sheriff's Office||Sundance||Wyoming 82729||126 miles|
|Stillwater County Sheriff's Office||Columbus||Montana 59019||130 miles|
|Natrona County Sheriff's Office||Casper||Wyoming 82601||136 miles|
|Carter County Sheriff's Office||Ekalaka||Montana 59324||137 miles|
|Musselshell County Sheriff's Office||Roundup||Montana 59072||140 miles|
|Weston County||Newcastle||Wyoming 82701||147 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.