|Slope County Sheriff's Office||Amidon||North Dakota 58620|
|Bowman County Sheriff's Office||Bowman||North Dakota 58623||18 miles|
|Billings County Sheriff's Office||Medora||North Dakota 58645||32 miles|
|Fallon County Sheriff's Office||Baker||Montana 59313||39 miles|
|Golden Valley County Sheriff's Office||Beach||North Dakota 58621||42 miles|
|Stark County Sheriff's Office||Dickinson||North Dakota 58601||45 miles|
|Adams County Sheriff's Office||Hettinger||North Dakota 58639||50 miles|
|Wibaux County Sheriff's Office||Wibaux||Montana 59353||51 miles|
|Hettinger County Sheriff's Office||Mott||North Dakota 58646||54 miles|
|Harding County Sheriff's Office||Buffalo||South Dakota 57720||60 miles|
|Dunn County Sheriff's Office||Manning||North Dakota 58642||63 miles|
|Carter County Sheriff's Office||Ekalaka||Montana 59324||65 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Glendive||Montana 59330||75 miles|
|Perkins County Sheriff||Bison||South Dakota 57620||80 miles|
|Prairie County Sheriff's Office||Terry||Montana 59349||91 miles|
|Richland County Sheriff's Office||Sidney||Montana 59270||94 miles|
|McKenzie County Sheriff's Office||Watford||North Dakota 58854||94 miles|
|Grant County Sheriff||Flasher||North Dakota 58535||106 miles|
|Corson County Sheriff's Office||McIntosh||South Dakota 57641||107 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Miles||Montana 59301||113 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.