|Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office||Green River||Wyoming 82935|
|Daggett County Sheriff's Office||Manila||Utah 84046||64 miles|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||Lander||Wyoming 82520||82 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Rawlins||Wyoming 82301||86 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Kemmerer||Wyoming 83101||86 miles|
|Uintah County Sheriff's Office||Vernal||Utah 84078||90 miles|
|Sublette County Sheriff's Office||Pinedale||Wyoming 82941||98 miles|
|Moffat County Sheriff's Office||Craig||Colorado 81625||105 miles|
|Uinta County Sheriff's Office||Evanston||Wyoming 82930||111 miles|
|Rich County Sheriff's Office||Randolph||Utah 84064||119 miles|
|Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office||Meeker||Colorado 81641||123 miles|
|Duchesne County Sheriff's Office||Duchesne||Utah 84021||129 miles|
|Routt County Sheriff's Office||Steamboat Springs||Colorado 80487||132 miles|
|Bear Lake County Sheriff's Office||Paris||Idaho 83261||136 miles|
|Hot Springs County Sheriff's Office||Thermopolis||Wyoming 82443||141 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Walden||Colorado 80480||149 miles|
|Summit County Sheriff's Office||Park||Utah 84098||150 miles|
|Morgan County Sheriff's Office||Morgan||Utah 84050||152 miles|
|Natrona County Sheriff's Office||Casper||Wyoming 82601||154 miles|
|Wasatch County Sheriff||Heber||Utah 84032||155 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.