|Trempealeau County Sheriff's Office||Whitehall||Wisconsin 54773|
|Winona County Sheriff's Office||Winona||Minnesota 55987||22 miles|
|Jackson County Sheriff's Office||Black River Falls||Wisconsin 54615||25 miles|
|Buffalo County Sheriff's Office||Alma||Wisconsin 54610||28 miles|
|Wabasha County Sheriff's Office||Wabasha||Minnesota 55981||33 miles|
|La Crosse County Sheriff's Office||La Crosse||Wisconsin 54601||34 miles|
|Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office||Eau Claire||Wisconsin 54703||36 miles|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office||Sparta||Wisconsin 54656||37 miles|
|Pepin County Sheriff's Office||Durand||Wisconsin 54736||37 miles|
|Clark County Sheriff's Office||Neillsville||Wisconsin 54456||42 miles|
|Chippewa County Sheriff's Office||Chippewa Falls||Wisconsin 54729||44 miles|
|Houston County Economic Development Authority||Caledonia||Minnesota 55921||47 miles|
|Dunn County Sheriff's Office||Menomonie||Wisconsin 54751||48 miles|
|Vernon County Sheriff's Office||Viroqua||Wisconsin 54665||55 miles|
|Fillmore County Sheriff Office||Preston||Minnesota 55965||56 miles|
|Olmsted County Sheriff's Office||Rochester||Minnesota 55904||58 miles|
|Goodhue County Sheriff's Office||Red Wing||Minnesota 55066||61 miles|
|Pierce County Sheriff's Office||Ellsworth||Wisconsin 54011||63 miles|
|507-Dodge County Sheriff's Office||Mantorville||Minnesota 55955||71 miles|
|Allamakee County Sheriff's Office||Waukon||Iowa 52172||72 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.