|St Clair County Central Dispatch||Port Huron||Michigan 48060|
|Macomb County Sheriff's Office||Mount Clemens||Michigan 48043||24 miles|
|Sanilac County Sheriff's Office||Sandusky||Michigan 48471||35 miles|
|Lapeer County Sheriff's Office||Lapeer||Michigan 48446||35 miles|
|Oakland County Sheriff's Office||Pontiac||Michigan 48341||38 miles|
|Wayne County Sheriff's Office||Detroit||Michigan 48201||44 miles|
|Genesee County Sheriff's Office||Flint||Michigan 48502||52 miles|
|Tuscola County Sheriff||Caro||Michigan 48723||53 miles|
|Huron County Sheriff's Office||Bad Axe||Michigan 48413||63 miles|
|Livingston County Sheriff's Office||Howell||Michigan 48843||69 miles|
|Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office||Ann Arbor||Michigan 48105||69 miles|
|Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office||Corunna||Michigan 48817||73 miles|
|Saginaw County Sheriff's Office||Saginaw||Michigan 48602||74 miles|
|Bay County Sheriff's Office||Bay||Michigan 48708||77 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office||Monroe||Michigan 48161||79 miles|
|Midland County Sheriff's Office||Midland||Michigan 48640||92 miles|
|Ingham County Sheriff's Office||Mason||Michigan 48854||94 miles|
|Clinton County Sheriff's Office||St. Johns||Michigan 48879||94 miles|
|Arenac County Sheriff's Office||Standish||Michigan 48658||97 miles|
|Lucas County Sheriff's Office||Toledo||Ohio 43604||98 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.