|Valley County Sheriff||Glasgow||Montana 59230|
|Roosevelt County Sheriff's Office||Wolf Point||Montana 59201||51 miles|
|Phillips County Sheriff's Office||Malta||Montana 59538||55 miles|
|Daniels County Sheriff's Office||Scobey||Montana 59263||65 miles|
|Garfield County Sheriff's Office||Jordan||Montana 59337||72 miles|
|Mccone County Sheriff's Office||Circle||Montana 59215||82 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Plentywood||Montana 59254||101 miles|
|Blaine County Sheriff's Office||Chinook||Montana 59523||118 miles|
|County Sheriff||Winnett||Montana 59087||121 miles|
|Richland County Sheriff's Office||Sidney||Montana 59270||123 miles|
|Dawson County Sheriff's Office||Glendive||Montana 59330||125 miles|
|Prairie County Sheriff's Office||Terry||Montana 59349||125 miles|
|Custer County Sheriff's Office||Miles||Montana 59301||140 miles|
|Hill County Sheriff's Office||Havre||Montana 59501||140 miles|
|Williams County Sheriff's Office||Williston||North Dakota 58801||141 miles|
|Rosebud County Sheriff's Office||Forsyth||Montana 59327||144 miles|
|County Sheriff||Hysham||Montana 59038||145 miles|
|Wibaux County Sheriff's Office||Wibaux||Montana 59353||149 miles|
|Fergus County Sheriff's Office||Lewistown||Montana 59457||156 miles|
|Musselshell County Sheriff's Office||Roundup||Montana 59072||158 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.