|Sublette County Sheriff's Office||Pinedale||Wyoming 82941|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||Lander||Wyoming 82520||61 miles|
|Teton County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||Wyoming 83001||65 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Kemmerer||Wyoming 83101||75 miles|
|Bear Lake County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Idaho 83261||84 miles|
|Caribou County Sheriff's Office||Soda Springs||Idaho 83276||85 miles|
|Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office||Green River||Wyoming 82935||89 miles|
|Teton County Sheriff's Office||Driggs||Idaho 83422||89 miles|
|Rich County Sheriff's Office||Randolph||Utah 84064||100 miles|
|Hot Springs County Sheriff's Office||Thermopolis||Wyoming 82443||105 miles|
|Franklin County Sheriff's Office||Preston||Idaho 83263||110 miles|
|Uinta County Sheriff's Office||Evanston||Wyoming 82930||117 miles|
|Bonneville County Sheriff's Office||Idaho Falls||Idaho 83402||118 miles|
|Jefferson County Sheriff's Office||Rigby||Idaho 83442||119 miles|
|Madison County Sheriff's Office||Rexburg||Idaho 83440||119 miles|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||St. Anthony||Idaho 83445||122 miles|
|Daggett County Sheriff's Office||Manila||Utah 84046||123 miles|
|Oneida County Sheriff's Office||Malad||Idaho 83252||125 miles|
|Bannock County Sheriff's Office||Pocatello||Idaho 83204||125 miles|
|Bingham County Sheriff's Office||Blackfoot||Idaho 83221||126 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.