|Vilas County Sheriff's Office||Eagle River||Wisconsin 54521|
|Oneida County Sheriff||Rhinelander||Wisconsin 54501||28 miles|
|Gogebic County Sheriff's Office||Bessemer||Michigan 49911||40 miles|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Hurley||Wisconsin 54534||43 miles|
|Forest County Sheriff's Office||Crandon||Wisconsin 54520||44 miles|
|Price County Sheriff's Office||Phillips||Wisconsin 54555||50 miles|
|Iron County Sheriff's Office||Crystal Falls||Michigan 49920||56 miles|
|Ontonagon County Sheriff's Office||Ontonagon||Michigan 49953||58 miles|
|Lincoln County Sheriff's Office||Merrill||Wisconsin 54452||61 miles|
|Florence County Sheriff's Office||Florence||Wisconsin 54121||61 miles|
|Langlade County Sheriff's Office||Antigo||Wisconsin 54409||65 miles|
|Baraga County Sheriff's Office||L'Anse||Michigan 49946||70 miles|
|Dickinson County Sheriff's Office||Iron Mountain||Michigan 49801||71 miles|
|Taylor County Sheriff's Office||Medford||Wisconsin 54451||75 miles|
|Ashland County Sheriff||Ashland||Wisconsin 54806||76 miles|
|Marathon County Sheriff's Office||Wausau||Wisconsin 54403||76 miles|
|Bayfield County Sheriff's Office||Washburn||Wisconsin 54891||79 miles|
|Houghton County Sheriff's Office||Houghton||Michigan 49931||86 miles|
|Rusk County Sheriff's Office||Ladysmith||Wisconsin 54848||87 miles|
|Menominee County Sheriff's Office||Keshena||Wisconsin 54135||93 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.