|Washakie County Sheriff||Worland||Wyoming 82401|
|Hot Springs County Sheriff's Office||Thermopolis||Wyoming 82443||31 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Basin||Wyoming 82410||39 miles|
|Johnson County Sheriff's Office||Buffalo||Wyoming 82834||58 miles|
|Sheridan County Sheriff's Office||Sheridan||Wyoming 82801||74 miles|
|Park County Sheriff's Office||Cody||Wyoming 82414||82 miles|
|Fremont County Sheriff's Office||Lander||Wyoming 82520||89 miles|
|Natrona County Sheriff's Office||Casper||Wyoming 82601||98 miles|
|Campbell County Sheriff||Gillette||Wyoming 82718||111 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Red Lodge||Montana 59068||120 miles|
|Big Horn County Sheriff's Office||Hardin||Montana 59034||128 miles|
|Sublette County Sheriff's Office||Pinedale||Wyoming 82941||131 miles|
|Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office||Billings||Montana 59101||138 miles|
|Converse County Sheriff’s Office||Douglas||Wyoming 82633||139 miles|
|Stillwater County Sheriff's Office||Columbus||Montana 59019||144 miles|
|Carbon County Sheriff's Office||Rawlins||Wyoming 82301||146 miles|
|Powder River County Sheriff's Office||Broadus||Montana 59317||155 miles|
|Teton County Sheriff's Office||Jackson||Wyoming 83001||157 miles|
|Crook County Sheriff's Office||Sundance||Wyoming 82729||167 miles|
|County Sheriff||Hysham||Montana 59038||168 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.