|Taylor County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Wisconsin 54451|
|Price County Sheriff's Office||Phillips||Wisconsin 54555||33 miles|
|Rusk County Sheriff's Office||Ladysmith||Wisconsin 54848||34 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Merrill||Wisconsin 54452||40 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Office||Neillsville||Wisconsin 54456||45 miles|
|Marathon County Sheriff's Office||Wausau||Wisconsin 54403||46 miles|
|Chippewa County Sheriff's Office||Chippewa Falls||Wisconsin 54729||47 miles|
|Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office||Eau Claire||Wisconsin 54703||56 miles|
|Oneida County Sheriff||Rhinelander||Wisconsin 54501||62 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Black River Falls||Wisconsin 54615||66 miles|
|Portage County Sheriff's Office||Stevens Point||Wisconsin 54481||66 miles|
|Wood County Sheriff's Office||Wisconsin Rapids||Wisconsin 54494||66 miles|
|Langlade County Sheriff's Office||Antigo||Wisconsin 54409||66 miles|
|Barron County Sheriff's Office||Barron||Wisconsin 54812||67 miles|
|Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office||Whitehall||Wisconsin 54773||71 miles|
|Dunn County Sheriff's Office||Menomonie||Wisconsin 54751||71 miles|
|Sawyer County Sheriff's Office||Hayward||Wisconsin 54843||73 miles|
|Washburn County Sheriff's Office||Shell Lake||Wisconsin 54871||78 miles|
|Vilas County Sheriff's Office||Eagle River||Wisconsin 54521||78 miles|
|Forest County Sheriff's Office||Crandon||Wisconsin 54520||82 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.