|Sioux County Sheriff's Office||Fort Yates||North Dakota 58538|
|Corson County Sheriff's Office||McIntosh||South Dakota 57641||19 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff||Flasher||North Dakota 58535||25 miles|
|Emmons County Sheriff's Office||Linton||North Dakota 58552||41 miles|
|Dewey County Sheriff's Office||Timber Lake||South Dakota 57656||47 miles|
|Morton County Sheriff's Office||Mandan||North Dakota 58554||50 miles|
|Burleigh County Sheriff's Office||Bismarck||North Dakota 58502||50 miles|
|Campbell County Sheriff's Office||Mound City||South Dakota 57646||55 miles|
|Hettinger County Sheriff's Office||Mott||North Dakota 58646||63 miles|
|Walworth County Sheriff's Office||Selby||South Dakota 57472||65 miles|
|Logan County Sheriff||Napoleon||North Dakota 58561||67 miles|
|Kidder County Sheriff||Steele||North Dakota 58482||75 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Hettinger||North Dakota 58639||76 miles|
|Ziebach County Sheriff's Office||Dupree||South Dakota 57623||78 miles|
|Perkins County Sheriff||Bison||South Dakota 57620||79 miles|
|Oliver County Sheriff||Center||North Dakota 58530||79 miles|
|McIntosh County Sheriff||Ashley||North Dakota 58413||81 miles|
|Mclean County Sheriff's Office||Washburn||North Dakota 58577||82 miles|
|Mercer County Sheriff's Office||Stanton||North Dakota 58571||85 miles|
|Potter County Sheriff's Office||Gettysburg||South Dakota 57442||93 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.